"The citizens of Veneuzuela have suffered for too long at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime. Today, I have officially recognized the President of the Venezuelan Natiomal Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela"
Crowds took to Venezuela's streets en masse today and in Caracas before hundreds of thousands a ceremony to swear in Juan Guaido, President of the National Assembly, as the country's interim president pending new elections.
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Guaido is committed to holding new elections in the country and told the crowd protests would continue in the country:
"until Venezuela is liberated"
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But around the crowds riot police firing tear gas to suppress the crowds and President Nicolas Maduro trying to show his legitimacy even as most Latin American countries, the United States, Canada and the European Union no longer recognize Maduro as president.
US President Donald J. Trump began a cascade of announcements today formalizing recognition of Guaido as the legitimate President of Venezuela. Annoucements recognizing Guido came from Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador as well as from Canada.
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Maduro moved to break off diplomatic relations with the US later in the day. He gave the US diplomats 72 hours to get out.
But the new President Juan Guaido has asked all embassies to remain in the country saying that none of them need to obey Maduro's order to...
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