Opposition activists pour to the streets to back Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's calls for early elections, in Caracas. Photo: AFP

Venezuelans rally for and against embattled President Nicolas Maduro after air force general defects

  • Venezuelans march in duelling protests, with the two men who claim to be the divided nation’s president
  • Both men have made a point of reaching out to the military, the most powerful institution in Venezuela
Topic |   Venezuela

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Opposition activists pour to the streets to back Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's calls for early elections, in Caracas. Photo: AFP
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Venezuela's self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido speaks to supporters in Caracas on January 26. Photo: AP

Self-declared leader of Venezuela Juan Guaido extends olive branch to China, wants ‘productive and mutually beneficial relationship’

  • Beijing and Moscow have remained firm in supporting President Nicolas Maduro, though the EU and US have recognised Guaido as the de facto head of state
  • ‘China’s support will be very important in boosting our country’s economy and future development,’ the National Assembly leader said
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Venezuela's self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido speaks to supporters in Caracas on January 26. Photo: AP
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