US Recognizes Venezuela Opposition Leader Juan Guaido as Interim President

Juan Guaidó

(From USA Today)

President Donald Trump recognized Juan Guaido, the head of Venezuela’s opposition-led National Assembly, as the country’s interim president Wednesday, rejecting President Nicolas Maduro’s contested swearing-in two weeks ago to a second term.

Guaido, 35, declared himself interim president before thousands of cheering supporters Wednesday, saying he was “formally assuming the responsibility of the national executive.”

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