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US urges Maduro to leave power

the US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said in a statement on its twitter account that "the time is ripe for a handover of power". Pompeo addressed directly to

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US urges Maduro to leave power

the US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said in a statement on its twitter account that "the time is ripe for a handover of power". Pompeo addressed directly to the venezuelan people, namely the opposition who want to overthrow president Maduro.

– the united states, your courage, how you, with pride, demands the return of freedom and democracy as with all right are you. We admire you, we are at your side, " says Pompeo of the video.

" We call on the entire international community to do the same.

visited Nicolás Maduro, a military base in the northwestern state of Cojedes, where he spoke to thousands of soldiers. In the tv broadcast said the Attack that the military will ”be ready to defend the homeland with weapons in the hand of the american empire, one day dare to touch this area, this sacred ground,” writes the AFP news agency.

It is unclear, however, if the call is based on a real concern, or is a part of the venezuelan regime's propaganda.

the united states has refused to rule out a military attack against Venezuela in light of the ongoing crisis in the country, and instead said that all options are on the table. The u.s. actions against Venezuela, however, has so far been about the escalation of sanctions.

as of the week failed to get the military to change sides and topple the Maduro, calls on the venezuelan people to go to military bases around the country to try to persuade the military to join the opposition.

– Peaceful and quiet should we ask the armed forces to listen in on people's desire to quickly get to a maktöverlämning and new free elections, said Guaidó at a press conference in the capital, Caracas.

Guaidó claimed that several high-ranking military officers, including some generals, is ready to go over to the opposition. He did not want to disclose in detail how many there would be.

with the military has caused concern internationally, and on Friday, the so-called Limagruppen to discuss the week's developments in Venezuela. According to a diplomat familiar with the talks, the situation have been Limagruppen – which consists of Canada, and 13 Latin american countries – confused and uncertain of what's happening in the country.

" The real picture is that the military leaders resisted the call and are united. There are cracks, but not in the military leadership. International pressure and economic sanctions is the only way to weaken the ruling chavisterna, the source said to AFP.

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