Venezuela: Juan Guaido accuses Maduro of threatening his family

Venezuela: Juan Guaido accuses Maduro of threatening his family

Venezuela: Juan Guaido accuses Maduro of threatening his family

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said he has held secret meetings with members of the military as he continues to put pressure on the regime with the growing support of the worldwide community.

"The United States will continue to assert all diplomatic pressure to bring about a peaceful transition to democracy", Pence said, then paused to say his next words slowly, and bluntly.

Four major European powers - Britain, France, Germany and Spain - have said they would do so if Maduro fails to call fresh presidential elections by the weekend.

"What most suits Russian Federation and China is the country's stability and a change of government", he said. "I hold you responsible for anything that might happen to my baby", the opposition leader said, speaking directly to President Nicolas Maduro.

Guaido declared last week that he's interim president of Venezuela and vowed to topple Maduro's administration.

Maduro frequently accuses the opposition, Colombia and the United States of backing coups or assassination attempts.

The Trump administration also slapped new sanctions on PDVSA, saying the company could avoid the sanctions if it recognized Guaido as the legitimate leader of the country. The opposition and a large segment of the global community consider Maduro's reelection fraudulent, in part because the president's most popular adversaries were barred from running.

"We're in a historic battle", Maduro told several hundred troops standing in formation around armoured vehicles. Trump has argued that the wall would stem the flow of undocumented immigration, especially from Latin America-a region with an extensive history of USA intervention.

"We are here to provide certainty to the economy, society and in politics", he said.

Venezuela's opposition has called on supporters to flood the streets again Saturday in nationwide protests against Maduro, the second such mass action this week. Last week, street protests turned violent in days of unrest that killed almost three dozen people in clashes with government security forces.

Most Latin American countries have done so as well, while European governments are also throwing their support behind Guaido, albeit more cautiously.

"There is no possible discussion here".

Guaido has promised a transitional government and free elections to end the rule of the socialist Maduro regime, which has overseen the once-wealthy oil nation's descent into economic collapse and a humanitarian crisis.

In interviews and press conferences, Guaido has stressed again and again his team's push to safeguard Venezuela's assets so that they can be used to fund the flow of humanitarian aid.

Under a future government, PDVSA would remain in state hands, Guaido said, adding the top priority would be on recovering production in the devastated oil sector.

"We have been contacted by diplomatic workers across Europe who are ready to take a step forward, but they are waiting for the right moment".

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