- Juan Guaidó, 35, proclaimed himself interim leader in Caracas
- Move is dramatic escalation of crisis in South American country
Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself interim president of the beleaguered South American country, in a dramatic escalation of efforts to force President Nicolás Maduro from power.
The move was immediately welcomed by the US and Canadian governments. Donald Trump said he would use the “full weight” of US economic and diplomatic power to push for the restoration of Venezuela’s democracy.Continue reading...