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Accompanied by his wife Fabiana Rosales, Venezuela

Venezuela’s Guaido urges supporters to protest on Monday

Venezuela’s Guaido urges supporters to protest on Monday

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is calling for nationwide demonstrations on Monday to coincide with his planned return to the country.

Guaido on Sunday tweeted that Venezuelans should monitor his official announcements and that he would provide details about meeting points for supporters. He said they should gather across the country at 11 a.m.

Guaido was in Ecuador on Saturday as part of a tour of Latin American countries designed to increase pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to resign.

Guaido is the leader of the National Assembly who has declared himself president. He says Maduro must quit so that Venezuela can recover from its political and humanitarian crisis. Maduro says Guaido is part of a U.S.-backed plot to overthrow his government.

Accompanied by his wife Fabiana Rosales, Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido waves to supporters outside the Foreign Ministry in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, March 1, 2019. Guaido is in tour of several South American capitals as part of a campaign to build international pressure on his rival Nicolas Maduro to quit. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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