President Trump recognizes Venezuelan opposition as Interim President.

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January 23rd, Caracas, Venezuela was alive and buzzing with the sound of protestors filling the streets. The people of Venezuela did this once before to protest the oppressive regime of Nicolas Maduro, to the onslaught of 120 of their protestors and sent their leaders to solitary confinement.

The opposition leader, Juan Guaido, stood in front of the Venezuelan protestors and announced himself the new leader of Venezuela. He swore himself in to take control of the socialist country, which could be a huge step towards capitalism and democracy.

Moments after Juan Guaido swore himself in, President Donald Trump recognized him as the Interim Leader of Venezuela, promising he would use “the full weight of United States economic and diplomatic power to press for the restoration of Venezuelan democracy.” He then turned to other western nations and encouraged them to do the same.

President Trump joins Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Panama, Colombia, Paraguay, Honduras, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Guatemala. (list as of January 23rd, from Bloomberg.com)

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