mandag 4. februar 2019

Venezuelan opposition leader urges China to abandon Maduro

Juan Guaidó, the opposition politician leading the push to topple Nicolás Maduro, has urged one of the Venezuelan president’s key international backers, China, to abandon him. His remark comes after Beijing said it hoped to continue working with Caracas “no matter how the situation evolves”, suggesting China was now preparing for a future without Maduro.

In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Guaidó said China, which under Maduro and his predecessor Hugo Chávez became Venezuela’s biggest foreign creditor, had “extraordinary potential” to help rebuild his economically stricken nation.