CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela’s congress names new leader, vows to battle Maduro

5Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

CARACAS, Venezuela — Jan 05, 2019—Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress opened its first session of the year Saturday, installing a fresh-faced leader who struck a defiant tone and vowed to take up the battle against socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Juan Guaido, 35, assumes the presidency of a National Assembly stripped of power by Maduro, whose government is blamed for leading the once-wealthy oil nation into a historic political and humanitarian crisis.

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