CARACAS (Reuters) – Juan Guaido, the Venezuelan opposition leader and self-appointed president, on Monday called for new street demonstrations, pushed up by President Nicolas Maduro and the troubled OPEC nation.
FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan opposition leader and self-appointed interim president Juan Guaido accompanied by his wife Fabiana Rosales, speaks to the media after a sacred Mass in a local church in Caracas, Venezuela on January 27, 2019. REUTERS / Carlos Barria / File Photo  Countries around the world have recognized Guaido as the legitimate leader of Venezuela, and the United States promised to starve Maduro's administration of oil revenues after he was sworn in January 10 for another concept widely called illegitimate.
Maduro says the US is promoting a coup against him and promised to stay in the office, backed by Russia and China, who have the bankroll their government and fought for efforts to get its government awarded by the United Nations.
Guaido said the opposition members were going on the street Wednesday to pass copies of an amnesty booklet that would legitimately protect the members of the military in the hope that they would face Maduro.
"We must remain united as active agents of change in every corner of the country," Guaido tweeted on Monday. "We are well, very well, Venezuela!"
On Sunday, Israel and Australia joined countries supporting 35-year-old Guaido, and US President Donald Trump said his government had accepted the Venezuelan opposition figure Carlos Alfredo Vecchio as a diplomatic representative for the United States.
Guaido exploited a massive demonstration on January 23 to swear himself as the country's legitimate leader and accused Maduro of unsuspecting power after a controversial election in 2018 that countries around the world were described as scams.
Guaido asks for help to gain control of the Venezuelan government's offshore assets.
In recent days, he urged British Prime Minister Theresa May and Bank of England governor Mark Carney to block Maduro's government from collecting more than $ 1 billion. Dollars in gold from the Bank of England.
Venezuela's once-boys socialist economic system has imploded from corruption and mismanagement since the collapse of world oil prices in 2014, pushing inflation to nearly 2 million percent and driving millions of Venezuelans to neighboring countries.
Maduro says his government is the victim of a "financial war" led by his political opponents with the help of Washington, who has levied several rounds of sanctions against the country since 2017.
Reporting by Brian Ellsworth; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe