CARACAS, VENEZUELA – JANUARY 23: Juan Guaido, Venezuelan opposition leader and head of the National Assembly, declares himself interim president as thousands of people protest against Nicolás Maduro on January 23, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela.

Many countries, including the U.S., Canada, and Chile, officially recognize Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela. However, Supreme Court President Juan Jose Mendoza urged the attorney general to act against a constitutional violation.


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