The South American crisis, the state of Venezuela’s controls on a forces to measure between the Opposition and the government. For this Saturday’s Opposition has called on the self-appointed interim President, Juan Guaidó a mass demonstration to be “the biggest protest in the history of Venezuela and the continent”.

The Opposition wants the left-nationalist President, Nicolás Maduro, to the transfer of power to a transitional government should press and free and fair elections exclaim. “Venezuelan brothers around the world, we are a Team, we are a Nation, we’re counting on you,” implored Guaidó his countrymen in a call on Friday. Not only in Venezuela, also in the USA, Spain, Peru, Mexico and Argentina, where many Venezuelans live demonstrations are expected.

Guaidó is the President of the Opposition-controlled, but of Maduro have long been disempowered Parliament. He had at 23. January as a transitional head of state to swear in the President so openly challenged. Guaidó argued that Maduro’s re-election last year, failed to satisfy democratic Standards.

Maduro plans the same time, a mass rally

Guaidós protest March will start in the morning (local time at 15: 00 CET) in front of the representation of the European Union in Caracas – about ten kilometers away from a mass rally, who wants to keep Maduro at the same time. The President and his followers want the 20. Anniversary of the “Bolivarian Revolution” to celebrate, with the help of Maduro’s predecessor, Hugo Chávez, the potentially rich oil state of Venezuela on a socialist course.

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a military exercise

The security situation in Caracas tense. There are fears of clashes between the two groups. Since the beginning of the recent unrest on the 21. January were killed in Venezuela, according to UN data, around 40 people in connection with the protests, more than 850 were arrested. In two previous waves of Protest in 2014 and 2017, around 200 people were killed.

United States are calling for Maduro’s overthrow

International Guaidó already receives a lot of support, especially from the United States and a number of Latin American countries. With his manifestation, he is also helping to support the Ultimatum of the four European States to Maduro.

Germany, Spain, France, and great Britain had given to the beleaguered left-nationalists and Sunday time, new elections for the presidency. He should not do that, you want to recognize Guaidó as interim head of state, like in front of you already in the USA, Canada and several Latin American countries.

The U.S. government is now calling openly for his overthrow. “The time has come to end Maduro’s tyranny once and for all,” said U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence on Friday in a speech in front of exiled Venezuelans in Miami. “It is not the time for dialogue, it is the time for action.” The rule of the left nationalists Maduro had “now”.

US Vice-President Mike Pence

mediation

rejected A mediation attempt by the two neutral countries of Mexico and Uruguay Guaidó rejected. To explain “in this historic Moment for the neutral, it means to stand on the side of the regime, the hundreds of condemned thousands of people to misery, Hunger, exile and death,” he wrote in a letter to the presidents of the two countries.

To talks with Maduro, he is at most willing to, if it “to the Start of the process of transfer of power and the holding of free elections,” wrote Guaidó. Otherwise, he saw no sense in negotiations.

Despite its huge oil wealth, Venezuela has a year-long economic decline. In the Land of Hyperinflation – the International monetary Fund expects for the current year with an inflation rate of ten million per cent. Articles of daily basic needs are unlikely to buy more. Since 2015, around 2.3 million Venezuelans have left their country.

Maduro will be based in the current power struggle, especially on the army. Among his foreign allies, Russia and China. Guaidó tried recently even the international Front, the Maduro supporters to break and to win, Russia and China. Their investments in the South American crisis, the state would be protected under his government better than the Maduro, he said.

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