1 May 2019

Venezuela hit by protests after attempted uprising

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

In Venezuela, the opposition leader Juan Guaido has told his supporters “there is no turning back” as demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro continued for another day.

After violence yesterday, President Maduro claimed that an “attempted coup” had failed, and once again called the opposition “puppets of the Americans”.

The US said military action to remove Mr Maduro was still a possibility.