BREAKING: Trump recognizes Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s new leader!

A lot is going on today in Venezuela as the country is ousting President Nicolas Maduro.

But to get to the breaking new alerts first, Juan Guaido has declared himself the new interim president of Venezuela:



And Trump is reportedly recognizing him as Venezuela’s new leader:

Here’s more on what is going on today:

WN – Four people were already dead in overnight clashes as hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets on Wednesday morning in an attempt to remove President Nicolas Maduro from power in Caracas and other cities across the Latin American country, according to The Washington Post.

National Assembly president Juan Guaidó has been organizing the march and aims to support a transitional administration before holding new elections.

The governing Socialist Party announced it would be holding a rival pro-government protest the counter the opposition.

The march comes just two days after National Guard soldiers staged a revolt against the government at a guard post in the capital city of Caracas, which government officials said was merely an attempt to steal weapons.

Guaidó promised to offer amnesty for those in the military and security services who refused to serve the government.

“We’re not asking you to launch a coup d’état, we’re not asking you to shoot,” he said. “We’re asking you not to shoot at us.”

The Social Conflict Observatory said a 16-year-old died as a result of a “firearm industry” overnight, while police said three others died in Bolivar City.

Images and video posted on social media showed demonstrators lighting a statue of former president Hugo Chavez on fire in the town of San Felix.

The opposition has received support from the Trump administration in Washington, including a recent op-ed from Vice President Mike Pence which supported the protests as “a call for freedom.”

Maduro was sworn into his second six-year term earlier this month after holding elections last year, which many regional governments have refused to recognize due to fraud and intimidation.

This is fantastic news. I just hope Guaido can remain in power so that the country can stabilize.

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