Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido wave a Venezuelan flag as they wait for him to make an appearance in the country's capital of Caracas on Monday, March 4.
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In photos: Venezuela in crisis

Updated 1:20 PM ET, Mon March 4, 2019

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido wave a Venezuelan flag as they wait for him to make an appearance in the country's capital of Caracas on Monday, March 4.
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro broke diplomatic relations with Colombia in February as tensions escalated along the two countries' borders over aid for Venezuela. Maduro denies that a humanitarian crisis exists in Venezuela and suggests that aid efforts are part of a US plot to orchestrate a coup.

With his country facing a severe economic crisis, Maduro is under increasing pressure from the United States and other countries to step down.

The opposition-controlled National Assembly has called for nationwide marches and new elections after accusing Maduro's government of "usurping power."

The United States and dozens of other countries have recognized opp