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Venezuela Update: Military works with Guaidó, Maduro says situation under control

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaido says he has started the “final phase” of his plan to oust the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

He is calling on Venezuelans and the military to back him.

Guaido, in a video posted on his Twitter account, was accompanied by men in military uniform and opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez, who has been placed under house arrest.

Videos emerged on social media showing military personnel calling on Venezuelans to join Guaido and “join freedom.”

Images posted to Twitter show Venezuelans gathering to protest. 

US condemns Maduro's 2nd term as president

Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro's inauguration for a second term today in Caracas has left a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the country as the United States denounced his re-election along with
other countries as fraudulent.

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompano issued a statement denouncing Maduro and his inauguration.

"The United States condemns Maduro’s illegitimate usurpation of power today following the unfree and unfair elections he imposed on the Venezuelan people on May 20, 2018," Pompano stated.

Around the World: Venezuelan President survives 'attempted' assassination

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has survived an assassination attempt involving explosive drones.
According to reports two drones loaded with explosives went off near the president's stand while he was speaking at a military event in Caracas.
Live footage of Mr Maduro's speech shows the president suddenly looking upwards, startled and dozens of soldiers running away.
He blames Colombia for the attack however, Bogota describes the accusation as a "baseless."
Seven soldiers were injured, and several people were later arrested.

 

Around the World: Venezuelan President survives 'attempted' assassination

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has survived an assassination attempt involving explosive drones.
According to reports two drones loaded with explosives went off near the president's stand while he was speaking at a military event in Caracas.
Live footage of Mr Maduro's speech shows the president suddenly looking upwards, startled and dozens of soldiers running away.
He blames Colombia for the attack however, Bogota describes the accusation as a "baseless."
Seven soldiers were injured, and several people were later arrested.

 

International: Maduro wins presidential elections for second 6-year term

President Nicolas Maduro won the Venezuelan presidential elections Sunday, gaining a second presidential term for six years with more than 5.8 million votes, the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced Sunday night.

With 92.6 percent of the votes counted, Maduro had 5.8 million votes, while his closest rival, former governor Henri Falcón getting 1.8 million votes, said CNE President Tibisay Lucena who added that in total, 8.6 million Venezuelans voted, out of an electoral registry of 20.5 million people.

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