Since April, thousands of Maduro's adversaries have taken to the streets almost daily. Their anger is addressed at Venezuela's president and his politics. He thinks, his opponents are planning a coup against him.
Juan Guaido, who has been recognized as interim president of Venezuela by about 50 countries, is currently in Europe. Opposition lawmakers said that agents from the country's SEBIN intelligence unit raided his offices.
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.
Armed groups along the Venezuela-Colombia border subject civilians to killings, forced labor and extortion, asserts Human Rights Watch. The NGO accuses Venezuelan forces of colluding with Colombian militias.
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.
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