BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that Spain has recognized Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s legitimate interim president, at a press conference in Madrid on Monday.

In addition to Spain, the Netherlands has also announced via their foreign ministry that they recognize Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela.

Chairman of Venezuela’s last-elected parliament in 2015 Juan Guaido proclaimed himself interim president on January 23, after declaring Maduro’s January 10 inauguration illegitimate.

Within 24 hours, the US and several Latin American countries recognized the opposition leader as head of state.

On January 26, Germany, France, Spain and the UK announced an ultimatum to Nicolas Maduro to hold elections within eight days, or they would recognize Guaido as president.

 

 

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Kopfz
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Kopfz
2019-02-04 13:25

Breaking News: Imperialist Europe recognizes wealthy European descendant as leader of former colony nation, despite legitimate election of native to role.

Who would have thought..

Gerd Görges
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2019-02-05 00:03
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Of course, this is imperialism. But what does it have to with his European descent? The Americas are a European region.
Just as North Africa is an Arabo-Islamic region. Both developments involved mass slaughter and other heinous crimes, but it’s a fact of long past history.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-02-05 09:29
Reply to  Gerd Görges

You would infuriate many from Maghreb by calling them Arabs.
Actually, many here see Arabs as invaders. Any way, you’ll find few Algerians, Moroccans or Tunisians speaking Arab : they usually speak local dialect and French… Only bigots speak Arab and you’d surely be surprised how the Maghreb is way closer to Europe than to the Arabo-Islamic world…

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Dutchnational
2019-02-05 00:19

There are large potential implications of dutch recognition of Guaido. A large part of Venezuelan oil exports flows through the refinery PdvSA rents on Curacao. On the other hand, Curacao depends on Venezuela tor fresh produce. Many refugees on the island(s)

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-02-05 09:30
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Last time I drank Curacao, I pïssed green for 3 days.

JOSÉ AUGUSTO FIGUEIRÊDO
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JOSÉ AUGUSTO FIGUEIRÊDO
2019-02-05 02:24

Guaidó não passa de um capacho ianque e europeu, já que o califado na Síria falhou tentarão fazê-lo na Venezuela.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-02-05 09:33

Bah, anyway, Vz has always been led by some kleptocratic capacho, no matter whom he sided with, the Venezuelan people gets nothing in the end…