CARACAS, Venezuela — He’s only 35, and few people had heard of him outside of Venezuela until last week, but Juan Guaidó has suddenly positioned himself as Venezuela’s savior, vowing to end the economic and humanitarian catastrophe brought on by sitting President Nicolas Maduro.

On Wednesday, a week after Maduro officially began his second term, Guaidó swore himself in as interim president of Venezuela, declaring he would carry the mantle until free and fair elections could be held. Maduro was re-elected last May in elections marred by opposition boycotts and charges of widespread fraud.

VICE News was on the streets of Caracas trying to catch Guaidó in action.

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PBS NewsHour 20 Mar 2019 02:42 CET