Guaido back in Venezuela to challenge Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has arrived back in Venezuela to renew his campaign to topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Guaido landed at the country’s main airport, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Caracas. He said in a tweet he successfully passed through immigration checks.

Several European ambassadors who support his campaign for a change of leadership in Venezuela were at the scene as he arrived Monday.

Dozens of countries have recognized Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate leader, arguing that last year’s re-election of Maduro was invalid.

Guaido has called for nationwide demonstrations coinciding with his arrival. He’d ignored an official ban on travelling to go abroad.