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    Political Crisis in Venezuela (579)

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - On Tuesday, the Venezuelan opposition, led by US-backed politician Juan Guaido, initiated a fresh attempt to oust President Nicolas Maduro by staging a demonstration in front of the La Carlota military base in Caracas.

    The Telesur broadcaster on Sunday released a video portraying Venezuelan servicemen burning a letter said to have been written by opposition leader Juan Guaido after the latter’s representatives repeatedly attampted to deliver it to the Venezuelan leadership.

    In the video, a man purported to be a representative of Guaido hands a letter to a servicemen, who later sets it on fire.

    READ MORE: Lavrov Warns Attempts to Overthrow Venezuelan Gov't to Cause 'Catastrophe'

    ​In what is being called a recent coup attempt by forces loyal to Guaido, protests turned violent, resulting in some 240 people injured, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

    Maduro, recognized as the legitimate Venezuelan leader by China and Russia among numerous other countries, has accused the United States of seeking to overthrow his government and install Guaido in a bid to get hold of Venezuela’s vast oil reserves.

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