With rallies in more than 300 cities in protest of Venezuela’s Opposition to the for a month-lasting power interruptions, and the pressure on the head of state, Nicolás Maduro increased.

“don’t ask, We just water and light, but also democracy and the future,” said the self-appointed interim President, Juan Guaidó on Saturday to the main rally in Caracas.

to Be a socialist against players of Maduro believe that only with the help of the armed para-military groups in Power and should resign, called for the leader of the opposition. More than 90 percent of the population for a change of government. Guaidó accused the Cuban government to proclaim Maduro with the help of the Venezuelan military. Cuba will get in the future, no oil from Venezuela.

Guaidó called on his supporters to flock to next week, in even greater numbers on the streets. He also announced an international conference in Venezuela to show ways out of the political and social crisis which has paralysed the country for more than two months. An exact date for this Meeting Guaidó not called.

Two members of the Opposition were arrested during a rally in Maracaibo, according to their own information temporarily. In clashes with the police, around 30 protesters had been injured in the coastal city, reported the newspaper “El Nacional”. Two journalists from the channel VPItv had been beaten by national guardsmen, told the journalists ‘ Union SNTP via Twitter.

In the capital, Caracas, the government tried to according to Guaidós to interfere with the Central rally, by the security forces to carriage four load with the sound system for his speech seized. The leader of the opposition, derided by the ruling socialists controlled the constituent Assembly, after it had been cancelled on Tuesday that his parliamentary immunity: “As if we had started our fight twelve years ago in the student movement, with immunity,” he said in front of his followers.

Against the President of the Opposition-controlled Parliament two investigation proceedings because of an assumption of authority and Sabotage run. Without immunity, he could be arrested. Finally, the exercise had already been said of political office for 15 years.

The socialist government’s party PSUV is calling on its supporters to a Demonstration in front of the presidential Palace of Miraflores in Caracas to support Maduro and “to protest against the imperialism”. The head of state sees himself as a victim of an international conspiracy, under the leadership of the United States.

The bitter power struggle between Guaidó and Maduro was on 23. January broke out in the open. At the time, Guaidó declared himself interim President and said the head of state, the legitimacy. Many countries have recognized Guaidó meanwhile, as the rightful interim President. The powerful Venezuelan military holds to the President, however, continues to be Loyal to.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.