U.S. Backs Opposition Leader In Venezuela's Political Showdown

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Who is the leader of Venezuela? That’s the question many are asking after Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez declared himself interim president at a rally Wednesday in the capital, Caracas. Guaidó's claim was promptly backed up by the governments of the U.S., the European Union, Canada and several Latin American countries. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called the move a plot to overthrow him and said he was cutting all diplomatic relations with the United States. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd talks with Joshua Goodman (@APjoshgoodman), Andean news director for The Associated Press, who is reporting in Caracas.

This segment aired on January 24, 2019.


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