Maduro Breaks Off Ties with US as Trump Recognizes Guaido as Venezuela's Interim President

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Published on 23 Jan 2019, 20:49
▶️ The president of Venezuela's National Assembly, Juan Guaido, has declared himself as the interim president Wednesday before thousands of cheering supporters.

👉Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is breaking off diplomatic relations with the United States and is giving embassy personnel 72 hours to get out of the country.

Maduro made his announcement Wednesday hours after President Donald Trump officially recognized Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim leader and issued a blunt warning Maduro.

"We're not considering anything but all options are on the table," if there is not a peaceful transition to democracy in the South American country, Trump told reporters.

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