A musician plays the double bass ahead of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's annual state of the nation speech at the National Constituent Assembly in Caracas. More photos of the day: 📷 Manaure Quintero
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro installed a new National Assembly filled with regime loyalists, consolidating his power over key institutions in the crisis-torn nation despite mounting U.S. sanctions
“Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is ready to regain the only body of the government he doesn’t control— the National Assembly.” Only 34% of Venezuelans say they are willing to vote in the upcoming election. @AlexVasquezS reports
The United States will hold Venezuelan security forces responsible for the safety of President Guaido and the National Assembly. Any violence against them or their families will be met with a significant response. The world is watching.
President has officially recognized the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela.
We call on the Venezuelan government to immediately provide for the protection of the National Assembly.