US, S. American nations recognize Maduro opponent as interim leader

US, S. American nations recognize Maduro opponent as interim leaderThe US, Canada and several major South American nations recognized the head of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled legislature as the country’s interim leader on Wednesday, leaving President Nicolas Maduro increasingly isolated. Major regional players Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru all gave their backing to Juan Guaido’s self-proclamation as Venezuela’s acting president, which he made in front of crowd of tens of thousands of supporters in Caracas. Mexico, however, stood apart, saying it recognizes “the authorities elected in accordance with the Venezuelan constitution,” seen as a lukewarm nod to Maduro.



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