Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who last month was recognized by the U.S. as the acting president of Venezuela, talked to VOA's Spanish service on Feb. 1. Guaidó told VOA Noticias he is reaching out to military leaders in Venezuela as well as nations such as Russia and China who support Nicolás Maduro, whom Guaidó called a dictator.
Venezuela's interim president Juan Guaido says his family was threatened by the regime Thursday, as disputed President Nicolas Maduro refuses to step down. Guaido has declared himself Venezuela's interim president amid massive protests against Maduro, who began his second term Jan. 10 after elections widely deemed as fraudulent. The United States and other regional countries have recognized Guaido as interim president, while China, Russia and Turkey support Maduro. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.