Venezuela’s Maduro blocks Guaido from office as the opposition scoffs

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Venezuela‘s opposition leader Juan Guaido will be barred from public office for 15 years, the government comptroller said on March 28, as it seeks to crack down on the U.S.-backed rival to President Nicolas Maduro.

  • CARACAS – Reuters
  • Hurriyet

Guaido has been recognized as head of state by most Western countries after invoking the constitution to assume the interim presidency, arguing Maduro‘s 2018 re-election was illegitimate and that he became a usurper when his second term began in January.

Maduro dismisses Guaido‘s claim to the presidency as a Washington-backed effort to seize power in Venezuela, which is struggling under hyperinflation and crippling blackouts that have left millions of citizens without power this month…

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