“President Maduro’s re-election in May 2018 was labelled a sham by much of the international community. The main opposition boycotted the poll and there was reports of vote-rigging in Mr Maduro’s favour. The US has signalled their strong backing for the opposition.” At least four people have died in Venezuela as thousands have taken to the streets to march in protest against President Nicol├ís Maduro.

+ “The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law.” Trump recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader as nation’s president.

+ AP: “Backed by hundreds of thousands of protesters and the support of the United States, Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, calling for free elections to end the rule of socialist Nicolas Maduro.”