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Venezuela's Juan Guaido asks China and Russia to back him

Opposition leader offers 'possibility of rapid recovery' after Maduro departure

Juan Guaido says the crippling U.S. sanctions are "pertinent and necessary." (Photo by Naoyuki Toyama)

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Opposition leader Juan Guaido has urged China and Russia to back his bid to govern this South American nation and pull their support for President Nicolas Maduro.

In an interview with Nikkei in the capital of a nation beset by hyperinflation, Guaido, president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, said his new administration would offer "a possibility of a rapid economic recovery and investment."

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