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Maduro-Guaido Battle Moves From Caracas Streets to U.S. Courts

March 1, 2019, 5:58 PM

It’s official. The battle over who rules Venezuela has moved from the streets of Caracas to the marble-lined halls of the U.S. court system.

Lawyers for President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido are fighting to be heard in a Canadian mining company’s lawsuit seeking compensation for its expropriated property in Venezuela. Guaido’s lawyers -- who used to represent the Maduro regime -- asked an appeals court Feb. 28 to rule against a bid from Maduro’s lawyers to join the case.

“The President of the United States has recognized Juan Guaido as the rightful President of the Republic,” lawyers ...