Guido floated a travel ban to tour Latin American countries to muster support for his plan for a transition government ahead of free and fair elections they thought the pressure had already maxed out said Guido who is recognized by most Western nations as Venezuela's legitimate head of state they better know that the pressure has barely begun he told a news conference Maduro speaking for the first time since Guido's return said he would not allow anything or anyone to disrupt the peace he called for anti imperialist demonstrations across the country on Saturday coinciding with marches called by Guido the crazed minority continues in their bitterness we are going to defeat them be absolutely sure he said during a ceremony to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the death of his predecessor Hugo Chavez while Guido had publicly speculated that authorities would detain him when he returned he passed through Caracas International Airport without a problem he then sped to a March where he mocked the government for letting him in so easily telling the crowd somebody didn't follow an order the socialist government had kept unusually silent since Guido landed with no top officials commenting until Maduro spoke at the ceremony held at the military barracks where Chavez launched a failed 1992 coup he became president seven years later Maduro accuses Guido of leading a coup orchestrated by the US government and has said he will face justice the former trade union leader denies there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and has blocked the opposition's attempts to bring in aid to alleviate shortages of food and medicine the moment has come Washington's top end boy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said on Tuesday it was hard to see a role for Maduro in future democratic elections he said the Trump administration was considering secondary sanctions against non US citizens and entities tied to the Maduro government if he wanted to build a democratic Venezuela he had the opportunity to do so but he did not Abrams told reporters the United States has already imposed sanctions on Venezuela vital oil sector and announced asset freezes and travel bans targeting top government officials Guido said the strikes would be staggered and aimed to paralyze the public sector he has called on state officials who have been historically pressured by the ruling Socialist Party to publicly back Maduro to disavow the government and has promised future amnesties for those that do the moment has come an hour call our request and our complete support for public employees is to bring about this strike Guido said after meeting with state workers he did not say when the strikes would be held it's a proposal from the workers that they aren't going to keep collaborating with the regime Guido said Guido had secretly left Venezuela for Colombia in violation of a supreme court order to coordinate efforts there On February 23 to send aid into Venezuela but troops blocked convoys of aid trucks sent from Colombia and Brazil leading to clashes that killed at least six people along the Brazilian border rights groups say Guido says maderos presidency is illegitimate after he secured re-election last year in a vote widely considered a sham Maduro retains control of state institutions and the loyalty of senior figures in the Armed Forces