Maduro won a second term in last May's presidential election by a wide margin, but much of the opposition boycotted the process and rejected the result as illegitimate, a stance shared by the United States and numerous nations in Latin America and Europe, reports Efe news.
The 35-year-old president of the National Assembly says Mr Maduro fraudulently won a second term last year and is offering an amnesty to military officials.
Guaido moved to expand his worldwide support by reassuring China - Venezuela's main creditor and a long-time ally of the socialist regime - that he would honor bilateral agreements if successful in ousting Maduro.
The Florida Republican has praised the Trump administration for hitting Venezuela's state-owned oil company with sanctions.
Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaido, has called on the country's citizens to stage "the biggest march in the history of Venezuela" in a new bid to up pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to call early elections.
"The United States will continue to assert all diplomatic pressure to bring about a peaceful transition to democracy", Pence said, then paused to say his next words slowly, and bluntly.
Speaking about Guaido's statements that he had sent messages to Russian Federation asking for support, Peskov denied that Russian Federation has received any message from the opposition leader, adding that Moscow will "study it" when the message comes.
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Washington, along with many countries in the western hemisphere, has denounced Maduro as a dictator and recognized Guaido as the legitimate president, announcing this week potentially crippling sanctions that are likely to further weaken the OPEC nation's struggling oil industry.
In a tweet, Guaido said police agents arrived at the apartment asking for Guaido's wife, Fabiana.
Maduro accuses Guaido of leading a US-backed coup, and says the United States, among other countries, are waging an economic war aimed at removing him from power.
Bolton's recent comments have encouraged Maduro and those around him to leave power, hinting at consequences if that doesn't come to pass.
Italian daily La Stampa asked Guaido in an interview in Caracas what the Vatican or the pope could do to avoid a worsening of Venezuela's political crisis.
Stillhart said that the ICRC now brings in its own medical supplies and emergency trauma care to support six hospitals located across the country. "We want this country's sovereignty to be respected".
It is unclear whether Maduro's government, which denies the country is suffering a humanitarian crisis, will let any foreign aid through.
On Thursday, the European Parliament called on its member states to recognize Guaido as interim president.
"Nicolas Maduro has got big problems". Valued at about US$850 million, they are an important source of wealth in a country that has plunged into extreme poverty under Maduro's leadership. On the other side, Maduro has the sympathy of Russia, China and Turkey.