US, regional powers recognise Maduro opponent as Venezuela leader

US, regional powers recognise Maduro opponent as Venezuela leaderThe United States and major South American nations recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim leader Wednesday while the UN urged dialogue in Caracas to avoid “disaster”, leaving President Nicolas Maduro increasingly isolated. Major regional players Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Argentina all gave their backing to Guaido’s self-proclamation as acting president, which he made in front of crowd of tens of thousands of supporters in the capital Caracas. The European Union called for free elections to restore democracy.



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