The United States, Canada, and the major South American countries recognized the head of the opposition-controlled power of power Juan Guaydo as the country's interim leader on Wednesday, leaving President Nicholas Maduro increasingly isolated.
Big regional players Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Argentina backed Guaido's self-proclaimed Venezuelan president, which he made to the crowd of tens of thousands of supporters in Caracas. furthermore, recognizing that "the authorities elected in accordance with the Venezuelan constitution" are perceived as a cold-blooded nod to Maduro. Separately, Mexico and Uruguay have urged all internal and external parties involved in the crisis to defuse tension and prevent the escalation of violence. Meanwhile, Cuba expressed its "firm backing" for Maduro after what he called a "coup d'état", while Bolivia's left-wing president, Evo Morales, confirmed his longstanding union with the Venezuelan president. raised the stakes in Venezuela, the oil-rich nation became deeply impoverished under Maduro.
Maduro adhered to power through the support of the Venezuelan military and he is an ally of Russia, which last month sent two nuclear states on Wednesday said they were ready to use "all the options" if Maduro tried to cancel the opposition in what is a supposed threat of military force.
President Donald Trump said the Guaydo National Assembly was "the only legal branch of the government duly elected by the Venezuelan people."
Maduro replied that he was interrupting diplomatic ties with the United States as his police faced the opposition. "Get out of here, leave Venezuela, here we have dignity, dammit," said Maduro, giving US diplomats 72 hours to leave.
| Venezuelan President Nicola Maduro attends a rally in support of his government
| But Guaido responded in a statement that under him, Venezuela wants countries to "maintain their diplomatic presence in our country."
Tweeting from the Swiss ski resort of Davos, where he and other leaders attended the World Economics Forum, Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said: "Brazil recognizes Mr. Juan Guaydo as Venezuelan interim president."
He added that "Brazil will support the political and economic process of trance democracy and social peace to return to Venezuela."
Bolsonaroo, who is engaged in building close ties with the Trump administration after taking power in early January, has repeatedly promised to challenge Maduro in any way.
Colombian President Ivan Duke, another ally in the United States, also in Davos, told reporters his country is behind Guaydo and will "accompany this process the transition to democracy, so the Venezuelan n
Canadian Foreign Minister Christie Freeland expressed his country's "full support" for Guaido, adding: "This is an important day for Venezuela and I am grateful for the group's solidarity in Lima when I spoke on this issue. "
Lima Group Maintains Guido
Eleven Lima Group members from 14 countries – Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay and Peru They later issued a joint statement supporting Guaido as a temporary presidium nt.
The three inhibitions include Mexico, which has adopted a principle of non-interference with the left-wing President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, as well as in Guyana and Santa Lucia. Lupess Contrador's spokesman told Twitter that while Mexico "for the time being" does not change relations with Caracas, he "analyzes the situation in Venezuela."
The United States is not a member but supports the group that
the European Union did not join the countries headed by Guaydo but EU Council President Donald Tusk said that "I hope that all of Europe will unite in support of Democratic Forces in Venezuela
Tusk added: "Unlike Maduro, the Parliamentary Assembly, including Juan Guido, has a democratic mandate of Venezuelan citizens."