Venezuela: Guaidó, 37 parties Reject Congressional Election, Call for More International Pressure

The United States expanded its sanctions on Venezuela last year by targeting oil exports and seeking to block fuel imports to pressure Maduro into stepping aside, though he has held on thanks to military backing.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Monday, September 7th, announced a “unitary pact” supported by a coalition of parties calling for increased international pressure on President Nicolas Maduro as the country heads toward a congressional election in December.

Most opposition parties have said they will not take part in the vote on grounds that it is rigged, but a faction led by two-time presidential candidate Henrique Capriles has opened talks with the government about ensuring . . .

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