Maduro had cut diplomatic ties with Colombia early last year after it threw its support to Juan Guaido along with the US and nearly 60 other nations and assisted in a failed attempt to bring aid across the border into Venezuela.
Masked officers from SEBIN intelligence police unit blocked the building’s entrances and lined the street with their vehicles, barring entry by lawmakers aligned with Juan Guaido.
"We will mobilise for street protests on Thursday and Friday, and on Saturday we will all be in the streets," Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as he called for three days of protests against President Nicolas Maduro.
In a televised address, President Maduro gave his backing to Parra as the new speaker, adding that "Guaido was kicked out of the National Assembly by the votes of his own opposition."
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The interim government has appointed a US ambassador for the first time in 11 years, and has recognised Venezuela’s President Maduro’s challenger Juan Guaido.
President Nicolas Maduro's supporters rally in Caracas in support of Bolivia's ousted leader Evo Morales while opposition leader Juan Guaido's supporters seek Maduro's departure in a low turnout counter-rally.
Guaido supporters have reportedly exited the Venezuelan embassy in Brazil, according to an associate of self-declared opposition leader Juan Guaido
Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has given Nicolas Maduro's diplomatic corps two days to leave the country. But he hasn't entirely closed the door to Venezuelan representation.
The UN Human Rights Council voted to send a team of investigators to investigate alleged violations while the EU imposed sanctions on seven Venezuelan intelligence and security officials.
Sixteen nations voted to employ a regional defence treaty to impose sanctions against the oil-rich country which suffers from hyperinflation and shortages of basic goods.
Venezuelan officials launched an investigation based on photos appearing in social media allegedly showing opposition leader Juan Guaido posing with two suspected members of a Colombian drug-trafficking group.
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