Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has taken to the streets of the capital, Caracas, to call on the military to rise up against socialist leader Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and a former ally have staked rival claims to the parliamentary speaker post. The National Assembly is the sole institution outside the hands of President Maduro's Socialists.
Opposition leader Juan Guaido and rival lawmaker Luis Parra are both claiming to be the next head of the National Assembly. Guaido, barred from entering congress, had a heated exchange with security forces.
The United States has banned General Leopoldo Cintra Frias and his children from entering the country. The State Department cited support for "cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment" of Venezuelans.
Self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido said the trial was another attempt by Nicolas Maduro to take over the opposition-led legislature. The move comes as the opposition has been weakened by corruption scandals.
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