On 23 January, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the interim president of the country. His claims for presidency was opposed by around a dozen countries, including China and Russia.
US citizens residing in or traveling to Venezuela should strongly consider departing, the US Embassy in Caracas said in a statement.

 
Opposition Leader Juan Guaido, whose appointment to the post of speaker of parliament two days earlier was annulled the country’s Supreme Court, declared himself the interim president.

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