Updated May 1, 2019

Venezuela's Guaidó vows to hold "largest march" in bid to oust Maduro

Bolivarian National Guard members loyal to Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro are repelled by guards supporting the opposition leader. Photo: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó urged supporters to take to the country's streets again Wednesday for the "largest march" and called on more security forces to switched sides, as street clashes reportedly turned fatal.

Details: The nonprofit Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflict told The Washington Post 1 man died and dozens more were injured by tear gas, live ammunition and rubber bullets. Bolivarian Intelligence Service head Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera said he's broken ranks with President Nicolás Maduro, AP reports. Maduro insisted Guaidó's supporters were a "small group" whose plan to oust him had failed.

The big picture: The Venezuelan people's suffering is intensifying amid crippling sanctions while the world awaits a decisive moment in the Maduro-Guaidó standoff, per Axios' Dave Lawler. Here, Axios takes a look at some of the most powerful moments from Tuesday's events, captured by on-the-scene photographers.

An opposition demonstrator runs during clashes with soldiers loyal to Maduro. Photo: Matias Delaxcroix/AFP/Getty Images
A government bus set on fire during clashes. Photo: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images
A member of the Bolivarian National Guard supporting Guaido during a confrontation with Maduro loyalist guards. Photo: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images
A member of the Bolivarian National Guard who joined Venezuelan opposition takes aim with his gun. Photo: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images
Bolivarian National Guard members loyal to Maduro after being repelled with rifle fire by guards supporting the Venezuelan opposition leader. Photo: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images
Venezuelan military supporting the Venezuelan opposition leader take to the streets. Photo: Roman Camacho/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Guaido speaks to his supporters in Caracas. Photo: Rafael Briceno/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Maduro's supporters during a demonstration in support of the president in Caracas. Photo: Miraflores Palace/Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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There are no COVID-19 patients in hospital in New Zealand, which reported just 21 active cases after days of zero new infections. A top NZ health official said Tuesday he's "confident we have broken the chain of domestic transmission."

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