Venezuelan President Maduro's Rival Claims Presidency Amid Protests

Published on 23 Jan 2019, 22:07
According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president, winning the support of Washington and many Latin American nations. US President Trump recognized Guaido shortly after his announcement and praised his plan to hold elections and restore Venezuela's Democracy. Trump's statement was quickly followed by similar endorsements from Canada and several right-leaning Latin American governments. In a televised broadcast from the presidential palace, Maduro reportedly accused the opposition of seeking to stage a coup with the support of the United States, which he said was looking to govern Venezuela from Washington.

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