A wounded protester takes to the streets with hundreds of thousands of other demonstrators during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, January 23, 2019. Juan Guaido, the Venezuelan parliament’s president and leader of the country’s democratic opposition, declared himself interim president – a move recognised by the US, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. The West strongly supports the pro-democracy interim government, with the EU calling for dialogue. Russia, Iran, China, Cuba, Turkey, Bolivia, North Korea, Nicaragua, and the radical terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas – have backed their close ally Maduro.