Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President

Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State

January 23, 2019 – The United States recognizes Juan Guaido as the new interim President of Venezuela, and strongly supports his courageous decision to assume that role pursuant to Article 233 of Venezuela’s constitution and supported by the National Assembly, in restoring democracy to Venezuela. As President Trump said, “The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law.”

Full text in the Department of State website