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LIVE UPDATES: Situation in Venezuela as Guaido Calls on Troops to Oust Maduro

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People protest in Venezuela - Sputnik International
Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed Interim president of the country, Juan Guaido, published a video in which he urged soldiers to join protests against President Nicolas Maduro in order to oust him.

The footage shows Guaido, surrounded by people in military uniform, claiming that he has already received the support of the Venezuelan Army, going on to call for the "final phase" of the protests. The politician stressed that the people of Venezuela would be fighting "in a nonviolent struggle" to "assume [the] competencies of the government".

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According to the politician, he filmed the video at the La Carlota Air Base, while Reuters reported that he had been spotted on a Caracas highway next to a military base.

The last time Guaido appealed to Venezuelans was just before a massive blackout in the country, which, according to the government, was caused by sabotage at a major power plant.

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