Maduro orders Venezuela diplomats out of the US as Crisis deepens
Venezuela has moved further into political crisis amid a growing row over President Nicolas Maduro’s future as the country’s leader.
Maduro started a second term on January 10 following a widely-boycotted election last year that many foreign governments refused to recognise.
On Wednesday, Juan Guaido, the leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, declared himself interim president.
Shortly after Guaido took an oath swearing himself in before his supporters, US President Donald Trump publicly recognised him as the country’s leader. In response, Maduro broke off diplomatic ties with the United States and has given US diplomats 72 hours to get out of his country.
Maduro accuses Guaido of staging a coup and has ordered for his arrest.