Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognized as the country's rightful interim ruler, is seen with students in Caracas, Venezuela February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Fresh wave of mass Venezuela protests hopes to unseat China-backed Maduro and let US aid in

  • The rallies will take place nearly three weeks since opposition chief Juan Guaido declared himself the country’s president, saying Maduro’s re-election last year was a sham
  • But while many Western nations have backed the opposition leader, powerful Russia and China and Venezuela’s military have thrown their support behind Maduro
Topic |   Venezuela

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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognized as the country's rightful interim ruler, is seen with students in Caracas, Venezuela February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Juan Guaido, president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, has been recognised by Australia - along with the US and Canada and other South American nations - as the new leader of the country. Photo: Bloomberg

Australia joins US, Canada in recognising Guaido as Venezuela’s president – but China still backs Maduro

  • Statement from the country’s foreign minister follows a threat from European leaders on Sunday to recognise the opposition lawmaker as well, unless President Nicolas Maduro calls an election
Topic |   Australia

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Juan Guaido, president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, has been recognised by Australia - along with the US and Canada and other South American nations - as the new leader of the country. Photo: Bloomberg
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