Venezuela's 'interim president' is in hiding — despite US backing — and appears to be failing one of his own 3 tests for securing power
The whereabouts of Guaidó, 35, remains unknown after he symbolically swore in as the country's interim president on Wednesday before tens of thousands of supporters, promising to remove Maduro from power.
Guaidó has said that he needs support from three groups: The Venezuelan people, the international community, and the military, The Associated Press reported.
He hasn't passed all three tests yet.
It is difficult to measure Guaidó's popular support, though his rallies have pulled in huge crowds. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans marched in support of Guaidó this week.
"Amnesty is on the table. Those guarantees are for all those who are willing to side with the Constitution to recover the constitutional order," he told Univision.
He appeared on a low-resolution video feed against a blank background, with poor-quality audio.
Venezuelans protested against Maduro for days this week, describing his presidency as unconstitutional and fraudulent.
Under Maduro's rule, Venezuela is going through one of the world's worst economic crises, with hyperinflation, power cuts, and food shortages.
US President Donald Trump declared his support for Guaidó on Wednesday, shortly after he swore in as the country's interim president.
Shortly after Trump's announcement, Maduro told all US diplomats in the country to leave within three days. Washington has refused to comply.
The EU, Canada, and almost every country in Latin America also recognized Guaidó as president.
Russia, Turkey, Bolivia, and Cuba have explicitly declared support for Maduro.
China, Iran, and Syria condemned what they called US interference in Venezuela's domestic affairs.