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President Donald Trump recognized Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela minutes after the opposition leader declared himself the head of state, in the U.S.’s most provocative move yet against the leftist regime of Nicolas Maduro. Guaido, 35, is the president of the Venezuela National Assembly, which Maduro doesn’t recognize.
Juan Guaido Photographer: Marco Bello/Bloomberg “In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly invoked the country’s constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of the presidency therefore vacant,” Trump said in a statement. “The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law.”
originally posted by: XAnarchistX
Imagine deciding who another countries "President" is...
Guaido has sought a transition government and has called for new elections. Guaido and his supporters say Maduro’s latest term is illegitimate; about 60 countries concluded the election was fraudulent.
Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican who has pressed for U.S. action against Maduro, praised Trump’s move.
So you'd rather have a dictator who lets his people starve?
Do you know how much a bread is worth right now in Venezuela?