Venezuelan opposition leader Guaido accuses gov’t of detaining uncle

13 February 2020
2020-02-13 12:28

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Wednesday called President Nicolas Maduro "cowardly" for allegedly detaining his uncle, who has been reported missing since they arrived at Caracas' main airport on Tuesday. Juan Jose Marquez, who was with Guaido on his return to Venezuela after a three-week international tour, passed "migration normally, and as he was about to leave...he was held for an alleged Seniat review," Guaido's press team wrote on Twitter.

Seniat is Venezuela's national tax agency. Upon arrival in Venezuela, Guaido said pressure against Maduro's government will increase because the country "bleeds out" and must be "saved." Guaido, who is recognized by more than 50 countries as Venezuela's legitimate president, hopes to revive the inertia of 2019 when he led a groundswell of protests against Maduro.

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