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    Nationwide anti-government protests are taking place in Venezuela on Saturday, as Juan Guaido, the leader of the opposition, urged demonstrators to back him to step up international pressure in a bid to force Nicolas Maduro to leave his presidential post. At the same time, Venezuela is also witnessing pro-Maduro rallies.

    Pro-government rallies are taking place in several districts of Caracas on Saturday, with the majority of demonstrators gathering in Plaza Bolivar. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in several states of Venezuela to support opposition leader Juan Guaido, local media reported on Saturday.

    Venezuela is currently facing large-scale anti-government protests with opposition leader Guaido having declared himself the country's interim president on 23 January. Maduro has repeatedly blamed Washington for being behind a state coup in Venezuela. Mexico, Uruguay, and Russia were among the countries that have voiced their support for Maduro as the only legitimate leader.

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