Guaidó calls for more Venezuela protests

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Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó has urged his supporters to take to the streets again on Wednesday, a day after he called for the military to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Tensions escalated on Tuesday after the US-backed leader called for the military to topple Maduro's leftist government.

In a video broadcast on social media, he announced that a group of "brave soldiers" were supporting his uprising.

Maduro said his government had defeated the "small" uprising, which he called a coup attempt backed by US imperialism, and added that the events of Tuesday would "not go unpunished".

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