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US State Department Advises Americans to Leave Venezuela Amid Political Turmoil

© REUTERS / Manaure QuinteroPolice secure the area during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela January 23, 2019.
Police secure the area during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela January 23, 2019. - Sputnik International
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On 23 January, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the interim president of the country. His claims for presidency was supported by around a dozen countries, including the US.

US citizens residing in or traveling to Venezuela should strongly consider departing, the US Embassy in Caracas said in a statement.

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"US citizens residing or traveling to Venezuela should consider leaving the country. Commercial flights are still available," the State Department said.

"The US administration has limited ability to provide emergency assistance to US citizens in Venezuela," the statement says.

Juan Guaido, President of Venezuela's National Assembly, greets supporters during a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez in Caracas, Venezuela January 23, 2019 - Sputnik International
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Opposition Leader Juan Guaido, whose appointment to the post of speaker of parliament two days earlier was annulled the country's Supreme Court, declared himself the interim president.

The incumbent head of state, Nicolas Maduro, described the incident as an attempted coup and announced the severance of diplomatic relations with the United States. He gave American diplomats 72 hours to leave the country.

At the same time, a number of countries, including the United States, recognised Guaido as interim president of the republic.

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