Nicolas Maduro isolated as Latin American nations back Venezuela opposition leader
Updated : January 24, 2019 07:25 AM IST
Longstanding leftist allies Bolivia and Cuba were the only countries in the region to explicitly voice support for Nicolas Maduro as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay and Peru backed Juan Guaido.
The United States and Canada also recognised Guaido - the 35-year-old leader of Venezuela's opposition-dominated National Assembly - as Venezuela's legitimate ruler.
Criticism of Maduro has grown in recent years as his government has sidelined the National Assembly, held widely-questioned elections and overseen an economic crisis that has forced millions of Venezuelans to flee, mostly to other South American countries.