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In this photo released by Colombia's presidential press office, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido makes a statement as Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo stands by at a military airport on Sunday. Efrain Herrera/AP hide caption

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The Tienditas bridge connecting Colombia and Venezuela has been blocked by Venezuelan military forces, as seen here on Wednesday. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are demanding that humanitarian aid be allowed to enter. Edinson Estupinan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An anti-government protester on Saturday in Caracas wears a sign that reads, "Venezuelans die for lack of medicines. Maduro is an assassin." Momentum is growing for opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has called supporters into the streets. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Opposition leader Juan Guaidó talks to the press as he holds his daughter, Miranda, next to his wife, Fabiana Rosales, outside his home in Caracas on Thursday. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela's congressional leader, Juan Guaidó, is being recognized by a rising number of countries, including the U.S., as the South American country's interim president. Here, Guaidó (center) speaks to a crowd of opposition supporters at Bolívar Square, in eastern Caracas, last Friday. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela's top prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, talks to reporters in Caracas on Tuesday. He announced that Juan Guaidó, now President Nicolás Maduro's most prominent opponent, is barred from leaving the country because of an investigation. Marco Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaidó waves during a mass opposition rally, during which he declared himself the country's acting president on Jan. 23. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Is Venezuela's Juan Guaidó?

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Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López delivers a message of support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, on Thursday. A half-dozen generals belonging largely to district commands and with direct control over thousands of troops joined Maduro in accusing the United States of meddling in Venezuela's affairs and said they would uphold the socialist leader's rule. Venezuelan Defense Ministry press office via AP hide caption

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Why Venezuela's Military May Be Standing By Maduro, For Now

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Venezuela's sitting president, Nicolás Maduro, attends a ceremony Thursday in Caracas to mark the opening of the judicial year at the Supreme Court of Justice. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself the interim president, but Maduro has not ceded power. Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters hide caption

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Juan Guaidó, head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress, declares himself interim president of Venezuela during a rally against President Nicolás Maduro in the capital, Caracas, on Wednesday. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro takes the oath of office in Caracas, Venezuela, on Thursday. Maduro starts his second term amid international denunciation of his victory and a devastating economic crisis. Ariana Cubillos/AP hide caption

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People walk in front of Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice, in Caracas. Venezuelan Justice Christian Zerpa left the country for the U.S., denouncing the re-election of President Nicolás Maduro. Marco Bello/Reuters hide caption

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According to The New York Times, Trump administration officials met with coup plotters who wanted to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (center), shown here at a ceremony last month. Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A kilogram, or just over 2 pounds, of tomatoes sits next to the 5 million "strong" bolivars needed just to buy the bunch at an informal market in a low-income neighborhood of Venezuela's capital, Caracas. Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters hide caption

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Security personnel surround Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro after explosives-laden drones exploded near the podium where he was speaking in Caracas on Saturday. Maduro was unhurt. Xinhua/AP hide caption

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