In spite of its huge oil supply, the country's economy has collapsed. "I think we're trying to get to the same end result here".
On Guaido's appointment move, Venezuelan Prosecutor Tarek Saab, when speaking to journalists, said, "We made an application to take interim measures against Guaido, who behaves as the leader of actions against the constitution's codes".
"We won't allow a Vietnam in Latin America", Maduro said in the video.
On Wednesday, Maduro rejected calls for a snap presidential election as blackmail, and reiterated he was ready for talks with the opposition and possible third country mediation, Russia's RIA news agency reported.
"And we the doctors are frustrated and immigrating to other countries", he said.
But given the failure of previous rounds of dialogue between the government and opposition, including one led by the Vatican, opponents are suspicious, believing Maduro uses them to quell protests and buy time.
Guaido has been recognized as the nation's rightful leader by two dozen nations that contend Maduro's re-election past year was a sham, in part because his strongest opponents were barred from running.
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Still, recognition by global lenders of Guaido will not automatically unlock multilateral funding any time soon, officials said.
Self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido has urged people, and especially the military rank and file, to take to the streets.
"I won legitimately", he said of last year's election.
It came just hours before a midday strike announced by opposition leader Guaido.
Bolton, the national security adviser, said he had a "very productive meeting" on Wednesday with the executive team of Citgo, the USA -based refining business of Venezuela's state-owned oil firm PDVSA, two days after Washington slapped sanctions on PDVSA.
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US National Security Advisor John Bolton warned American businesses not to "deal in gold, oil, or other Venezuelan commodities being stolen from the Venezuelan people by the Maduro mafia".
A group of soldiers rose up against Maduro last week and Venezuela's military attache to Washington deserted the president on Saturday, but for now, the military high command remains loyal to Maduro.
"Things are very tough here", said the 23-year-old Melendez, who wore a black T-shirt and baseball cap.
Maduro, however, has vowed to stay in power-at whatever means necessary.
As leader of the country's parliament, the National Assembly, Guaidó says he is constitutionally bound to take charge if there is no legitimate president in the country. The opposition argues Maduro's re-election last May was a sham.
But Maduro is holding firm.
Trump and Guaido spoke by telephone on Wednesday. Josefina, who lives in a hillside slum and works as a street vendor, threw the green bills up in the air in protest, as she screamed out chants against Maduro's government.
The White House said Guaido thanked Trump for committing the U.S. to freedom and prosperity in Venezuela and the region.
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Leyda Brito turned up at one of Wednesday's protests wearing a red helmet with the number 647.
"Maduro is a tyrant", Brito said. "Americans should not travel to Venezuela until further notice".
Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guardsmen line up near a Divine Mercy Jesus Christ poster outside the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, on January 29, 2019. But Luis Almagro, head of the Organization of American States, condemned late Tuesday what he called the "kidnapping" of Palomo.