The Latest: Venezuela opposition leader backs US sanctionsJournal-Courier #Juan_Guaido

The Latest: Venezuela opposition leader backs US sanctionsJournal-Courier #Juan_Guaido

February 12, 2019 0 By NewsTakers

Opposition National Assembly leader Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president, said Friday that he would release the text of an amnesty law that would pardon members of the military who cooperate in restoring democracy and asked Venezuelans to share it with officers they know.
Opposition National Assembly leader Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president, said Friday that he would release the text of an amnesty law that would pardon members of the military who cooperate in restoring democracy and asked Venezuelans to share it with officers they know.
Colombia shares a 1,370-mile (2,200-kilometer) border with Venezuela and has joined U.S. President Donald Trump in backing Venezuelan congress leader Juan Guaido, who has proclaimed himself interim president in the opposition’s confrontation with President Nicolas Maduro.
Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S. told reporters in Washington that her government isn’t taking sides in the crisis.
In remarks televised Monday on state TV, Maduro accuses the United States of robbing Venezuelans of oil riches that rightfully belong to them.
The phrase could be seen during a portion of a White House news conference Monday during which Bolton and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil company.
Colombia borders Venezuela and its government has sided with the U.S. in opposing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
The U.S. and Venezuela broke relations last week after President Donald Trump recognized opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido (gwah-DOH) as the legitimate Venezuelan president.
The regional group was created in Lima, Peru, in 2017 to try to hope resolve the crisis in Venezuela and nearly all of the nations now have thrown their support behind opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, deciding that last year’s re-election of President Nicolas Maduro was invalid.
A Venezuelan diplomat in Miami says she’s abandoned embattled President Nicolas Maduro, throwing her support behind opposition leader Juan Guaido.

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