Venezuela’s embattled leader Nicolas Maduro severed relations with the United States and ordered American diplomats out of the country, accusing Washington of orchestrating a coup d’etat after opposition leader Juan Guaido publicly announced himself as the new president.
In a televised broadcast from the presidential palace late on Wednesday, Maduro accused the opposition of seeking to stage a coup with the support of the US, which he said was seeking to govern Venezuela from Washington.
Al Jazeera asks Paul Dobson, a journalist at venezuelanalysis.com, about Guaido’s move and its implications.
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