Tag: Guaido, Juan

Celebrated Abroad, Juan Guaidó Faces Critical Test in Venezuela

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — When the leader of Venezuela’s opposition landed in Caracas this week following a world tour meant to drum up support for regime change, his country’s authoritarian ruler handed him neither an arrest, which would have galvanized supporters, nor the chance for a hero’s welcome at the airport. Instead, President Nicolás Maduro appeared […]

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Trump’s Shout-Out Masks a Bleak Outlook for Venezuela’s Guaidó

When President Trump recognized Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó, sitting in first lady Melania Trump’s box as “the true and legitimate president of Venezuela” during the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Mr. Guaidó received two bipartisan standing ovations. The recognition included a commitment from Mr. Trump that “[Nicolás] Maduro’s grip on tyranny […]

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Nancy Pelosi (Literally) Rips Trump’s Speech Apart

To the Editor: Re “Emboldened Trump Makes 2020 Case” (front page, Feb. 5): The state of our union is divided. Half the country believes, as the founders did, that virtue and character matter profoundly in the office of the president and that Donald Trump’s pressuring a foreign government to dig up dirt on his political […]

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Juan Guaidó Takes His Appeal to Venezuelans in Florida

MIAMI — A year ago, when Venezuela’s government seemed to be on the brink of collapse, the Venezuelan diaspora in South Florida buzzed with energy, holding rallies and hosting prominent political leaders, including Vice President Mike Pence, who embraced their cause of ousting the nation’s leftist president, Nicolás Maduro. As the months passed and Mr. […]

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Venezuela Opposition Leader Defies Travel Ban to Woo Support Abroad

MARACAIBO, Venezuela — Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, defied a travel ban and crossed into Colombia on Sunday to round up greater international support for regime change in Venezuela. Mr. Guaidó, who is recognized by the United States and more than 50 countries as Venezuela’s president, and his fellow opposition members are facing increased repression, […]

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