Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro is facing challenges on multiple fronts, including massive anti-government demonstrations, the defection of a top general and a growing list of countries calling for new elections or for him to step aside.
Juan Guaidó, who heads the opposition-controlled National Assembly, has won the backing of the United States and a host of other nations since declaring Maduro “illegitimate” and himself interim president.
CGTN’s Stephen Gibbs reports from Caracas.
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