Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said he would make President Nicolas Maduro’s ‘oppressive regime unable to operate’ at a speech upon landing in Caracas on Monday.
“The time has come to say, ‘Enough’,” he said, in front of a crowd of supporters. “Tomorrow, I will call for a meeting with all unions and all public employees to make an important announcement to the country.”
Guaido has just returned from Colombia where he attended a ‘Lima Group’ summit gathering Latin American leaders who oppose Maduro’s government.
Venezuela has been in the midst of a political crisis since January, when opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president, in a move that was rapidly recognised by the US, as well as several European and Latin American nations.