by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/24/19, 10:13 am
Venezuelan military commanders on Thursday pledged support for embattled President Nicolás Maduro after opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself president a day earlier. At least 12 people died in protests in the country Wednesday as international governments took sides in the ongoing crisis. The United States recognized Guaidó’s declaration, and several other nations, including Canada, France, and Germany, followed suit. Maduro responded by cutting diplomatic ties with the United States, ordering American diplomats to leave within 72 hours. U.S.