US Calls for New Government in Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Credit: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/ABr

(From AP News)

The United States ramped up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Saturday with an explicit call for the formation of a new government in the country.

The State Department said in a statement that it stood behind the head of Venezuela’s opposition-run congress, Juan Guaido, who said on Friday he is prepared to step into the nation’s presidency temporarily to replace Maduro.

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