Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has taken to the streets to call on the military to rise up and oust socialist president Nicolas Maduro.
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.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said Washington plans to do more to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. Guaido, who was defying a travel plan to speak in Colombia, plans to travel on to Europe.
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.
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