US backs opposition leader as Venezuela president
January 24, 2019 2:30 pm
Mr Guaidó declared himself "acting president" on Wednesday [Source: EPA]
US President Donald Trump has said he recognises Venezuelan opposition leader as interim president.
The announcement came minutes after the 35-year-old declared himself acting leader yesterday.
A number of South American countries, including Brazil, Colombia and Peru, have also recognised the opposition leader as Venezuela’s legitimate president.