Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido. Photo: AFP

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido stripped of immunity, can face prosecution

  • Measure allows President Maduro’s chief rival to be prosecuted and potentially removed from office, but it is unclear what effect it will have
  • A defiant Guaido spoke publicly moments after the vote, saying he’s undeterred
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Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido. Photo: AFP
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Photo: EPA

US frustrated at Venezuela president’s staying power as ally Russia props him up

  • Diplomats say economic pressure, mainly US sanctions, may not be enough to dislodge Nicolas Maduro if the Venezuelan people don’t rise up
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Photo: EPA
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