May 4, 2019

Guaido urges opposition onward in Venezuela, defends apparently failed plot to oust Maduro

Rafael Briceño/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- U.S.-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido defended an apparently failed effort to convince President Nicolas Maduro’s top aides to desert this week -- saying that although Maduro’s senior aides did not ultimately defect, the efforts deepened fractures in Venezuela’s military and government. “Something good came from evil, which is loyalty,” Guaido told ABC News. Guaido, 35, also defended his opposition party’s efforts and cautioned critics to..
May 4, 2019

North Korea launches ‘barrage’ of short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan: Officials

iStock/Thinkstock(PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- In a surprise move, North Korea launched a “barrage” of unidentified short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, American and South Korean military officials confirmed to ABC News on Friday evening. The missiles were launched at about 9 a.m. local time on Saturday in North Korea from a peninsula on North Korea’s eastern shores, South Korean officials said. In a statement, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that "our military is strengthening it..
May 4, 2019

Interim President Juan Guaido says ‘we must evaluate all our options’ to rescue Venezuela

ABC News(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- Two days after violent clashes ended in Venezuela, interim President Juan Guaido said that although the protests did not end President Nicolas Maduro’s “usurpation,” those who stood in opposition had still made progress. Guaido called on supporters to rally in a video on Tuesday, saying that their push to oust Maduro had reached its “final phase” and that they had obtained the support of some of the embattled president’s key aides. Three senior aides in particula..
May 4, 2019

Woman injured in Venezuela’s May Day protests says ‘It was like war, everyone was shot’

Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- Violent clashes this week between anti-government protesters and security forces in Venezuela led to at least four deaths and hundreds of injuries. But one protester who was injured in the clashes said protesters would keep up the pressure to force President Nicolas Maduro to step down. On Tuesday, Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido called on his supporters to take to the streets in mass demonstrations, as his months-long effort to o..