- Feb 1, 2017
US President Donald Trump has said he recognises Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president.
It came minutes after the 35-year-old declared himself as acting leader in Caracas on Wednesday.
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are taking to the streets in protest against President Nicolás Maduro.
Mr Maduro was sworn in for a second term earlier this month, after a poll considered a sham by much of the international community.
Venezuela has been in economic freefall for a number of years under his leadership.
Hyperinflation and key shortages, including of food, has forced millions out of the country.