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Trump’s Team Works With Guaido’s Allies to Keep Squeezing Maduro

  • ‘Pressure on the Maduro regime is working,’ Guaido envoy says
  • Bolton leads a daily administration call on Venezuela strategy
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Sen. Jim Risch, an Idaho Republican, discusses Venezuela’s battle for power with Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Venezuelan leader Juan Guaido’s representatives assumed all the trappings of an official government in Washington this week, meeting with lawmakers, seeking control of their country’s assets and speaking against the backdrop of their nation’s flag.

Their effort was met with the full embrace of the Trump administration, which endorsed Guaido on Jan. 23, minutes after he declared himself the country’s interim president. In the week since then, the U.S. has taken an array of diplomatic and economic steps to shore up the 35-year-old engineer turned politician.