RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Venezuela's Juan Guaidó is a "privileged interlocutor" but no longer considered interim president, European Union member states said in a statement on Monday, January 25th, sticking by their decision to downgrade his status. The EU's 27 states had said on January 6th they could no longer legally recognise Guaidó as after he lost his position as head of parliament following legislative elections in Venezuela in December, despite the EU not recognising that vote.
Following the disputed re-election of President Nicolas Maduro in 2018, Guaidó, as head of parliament, became interim president. Guaidó is . . .