Venezuela’s Guaido Declares Himself President Amid Protests

President Donald J. Trump in a statement called on other Western hemisphere governments to join him in recognizing Guaido.

  • Published 23 January 2019

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has declared himself interim president in a defiant speech before masses of anti-government demonstrators who took to the streets Wednesday to demand President Nicolas Maduro's resignation. He immediately drew recognition from the Trump administration, which said it would use the "full weight" of U.S. economic and diplomatic power to push for the restoration of Venezuela's democracy. Raising his right hand in unison with tens of thousands… Read at AP News