Venezuela's Guaido turns down global mediators ahead of more protests

Foreign Secretary call with Juan Guaido: 30 January 2019

‘Novaya Gazeta’ reports Russia helped sell Venezuelan gold. Russia’s Central Bank denies it.

President Trump, several US lawmakers, and now the EU Parliament, have recognized Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, signaling that it's time for Nicolas Maduro to step down.

"The FAES is at my house, asking for Fabiana".

The Vice President said: "We are prepared to work with the provisional government of Venezuela, the National Assembly and President Guaido".

Guaido indicated that there would be no dialogue with Maduro or anyone in his government. On Monday, the U.S.

The opposition seeks to usher in a transition by holding democratic elections, Guaido said in the letter to Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez and Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

The Russian airplane that a Venezuelan lawmaker alleged was in Caracas to spirit the gold away left the country without it.


He has the support of the USA and a dozen Latin American countries, while the European Parliament also said on Thursday it was recognizing him as interim president.

According to two documents prepared for European Union diplomats and seen by Reuters, they will "acknowledge support" for Guaido in his role as interim president.

Maduro on Friday continued a show of might as commander-in-chief that has seen him crisscross Venezuela to oversee military exercises as he vows to defend his socialist government no matter the cost.

Guaido was at the main Caracas university to present his "rescue plan" for a country mired in economic meltdown, with basic goods and services scarce.

The mobilizations are meant to keep up the pressure after Washington recognized Guaido as the legitimate president and issued potentially crippling sanctions that are likely to further weaken the OPEC nation's struggling oil industry.

Vice President Mike Pence arrives to speak at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center for a round-table discussion on the political crisis in Venezuela with community leaders in Doral, Fla., Feb. 1, 2019.


"The objective is obvious". "Wives are sacred. So don't cross that red line".

With two men claiming the presidency, and opposition-led protests leading to an estimated 700 arrests and 35 deaths in a single week, Venezuela is in a state of serious upheaval.

Maduro supporters have matched the protests with counter demonstrations.

"The armed forces also have a role in the reconstruction of the country", he said. "I don't know what else you would want to move", Ellis said. Maduro asked soldiers at a rally on Wednesday, referring to Guaido.

Venezuelan officials said Thursday that authorities had taken down a "terrorist" group backed by political opponents plotting to assassinate Maduro.

The Geneva-based organization is now in talks with the Venezuelan Ministry of Health to expand its budget in the South American country to at least $20 million.


"It's not just the United States doing this", Guaido said.

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