Government transitions

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, center, who has declared himself the interim president of Venezuela, greets supporters as he arrives at a demonstration demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Momentum is growing for Venezuela's opposition movement led by Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on Maduro to step down.(AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)
February 04, 2019 - 6:06 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A key group of European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president on Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign and let the country hold a new presidential election. Maduro, for his...
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Opposition National Assembly President Juan Guaido, accompanied by his wife Fabiana Rosales and his 20-month-old daughter Miranda, listens to a reporter's question during a news conference outside their apartment, in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Guaido said security forces showed up at their home in an attempt to intimidate him. "The dictatorship thinks it can intimidate us," Guaido said. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
February 01, 2019 - 9:12 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Momentum is growing for Venezuela's opposition movement led by lawmaker Juan Guaido, who has called supporters back into the streets for nationwide protests Saturday, escalating pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to step down. A defiant Maduro's socialist...
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A government supporter reads a newspaper standing next to a poster featuring Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez with a message that reads in Spanish: "Hot corner, Maduro president," in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. “Esquina Caliente” or Hot Corner is a section of Plaza Bolivar where Chavez supporters gather regularly. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
January 29, 2019 - 5:59 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political and economic crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:55 p.m. The Venezuelan opposition's new envoy in Washington is calling for the international community to ramp up pressure on the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro. Carlos...
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Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro march in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. The United States urged all nations Saturday to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido while Russia accused the Trump administration of attempting "to engineer a coup d'etat" against President Nicolas Maduro, a reflection of the world's deep divisions over the crisis in the embattled Latin American country. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
January 26, 2019 - 3:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Colombia's Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes is urging the international community to back an end to what he calls "the usurpation of power" by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and support a...
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An officer salutes as he waits for other guests for Congolese President elect Felix Tshisekedi inauguration in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Thursday Jan. 24, 2019. Tshisekedi won an election that raised numerous concerns about voting irregularities amongst observers as the country chose a successor to longtime President Joseph Kabila. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 24, 2019 - 9:13 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's new president (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Congo's new President Felix Tshisekedi says he soon will release all political prisoners in the country. The opposition leader made the announcement shortly after taking the oath of office. His speech appealed...
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Supporters of Congolese President elect Felix Tshisekedi gather at the Palais de la Nation for his inauguration in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Thursday Jan. 24, 2019. Tshisekedi won an election that raised numerous concerns about voting irregularities amongst observers as the country chose a successor to longtime President Joseph Kabila. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 24, 2019 - 9:09 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Felix Tshisekedi has been sworn in as the new president, cementing the Central African nation's first peaceful transfer of power since independence nearly 60 years ago. He takes over from Joseph Kabila, who led the country since 2001. Tshisekedi paid tribute to his...
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Anti-government protesters show a sign that reads in Spanish "Guaido President of Venezuela" after a rally demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress declared himself interim president at the rally, until new elections can be called.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 10:05 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Three Venezuelan lawyers are asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to grant precautionary measures to protect opposition leader Juan Guaido, his wife and his daughter. The request,...
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Supporters of Congolese President elect Felix Tshisekedi sell souvenirs outside his party headquarters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2019. Tshisekedi is to be inaugurated Thursday Jan. 24, 2019, having won an election that raised numerous concerns about voting irregularities amongst observers as the country chose a successor to longtime President Joseph Kabila. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 23, 2019 - 4:12 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — With less than 24 hours left in his rule, Congo's President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday urged the nation to "massively" support incoming leader Felix Tshisekedi after a disputed election that surprised the world by bringing an opposition leader to power. Kabila is stepping...
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FILE - This Nov. 23, 2018, file photo shows Felix Tshisekedi of Congo's Union for Democracy and Social Progress opposition party, at a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Congo's Constitutional Court early Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, declared the election of Tshisekedi as president, rejecting challenges to the vote by runner-up Martin Fayulu, who had alleged fraud. Tshisekedi, son of the late, charismatic opposition leader Etienne, is now set to be inaugurated on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
January 20, 2019 - 2:09 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result. Tshisekedi, son of the...
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FILE - This Nov. 23, 2018, file photo shows Felix Tshisekedi of Congo's Union for Democracy and Social Progress opposition party, at a press conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Congo's Constitutional Court early Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, declared the election of Tshisekedi as president, rejecting challenges to the vote by runner-up Martin Fayulu, who had alleged fraud. Tshisekedi, son of the late, charismatic opposition leader Etienne, is now set to be inaugurated on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
January 19, 2019 - 9:11 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country's "only legitimate president." Fayulu's supporters have alleged an...
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