Venezuela's self-appointed transitional President Juan Guaidó stepped up its efforts to draw the powerful military on his side. In the "New York Times" wrote of the opposition of Parliament President, there had been secret Meetings with representatives of the Venezuelan army and security forces. The opponent of the head of state, Nicolás Maduro, will present on Thursday its plans for a way out of the economic crisis. The European Parliament could recognize him as the first EU Institution, as a transitional President.
In the "New York Times" wrote Guaidó, for a change of government it was "crucial" that the armed forces, Maduro withdraw their support. For a political change he needed the support of important contingents of Troops. The majority of the soldiers would agree with him that the situation in the country was untenable. So far, the armed forces are behind Maduro, on Wednesday to defense Minister Padrino Lopez reaffirmed the loyalty of the military to the President.
Guaidó: "don't Shoot at the people, also for your family
In Venezuela, fighting rages a power struggle between the left-nationalist President Maduro and the opposition to the President of Parliament Guaidó. This stated that on Wednesday of last week the interim President.
On Wednesday, thousands of people took again to the streets to demonstrate for a peaceful change of government. In total, there were, however, not as many people as last week, as Guaidó to the interim President was swearing in.daily mirror tomorrow location Free
order Guaidó taught Appeals to the armed forces: "don't Shoot the people fighting for your family. That's a command, soldier of the Fatherland. Enough of it!" Guaidó called. Protesters carried signs with inscriptions such as "armed forces, find your Dignity again", "Guaidó President" and "Maduro usurper".
In the Social networks, the two factions fought again in an exchange of blows. While critics of the government showed Clips and photos of demonstrators, people, countered Pro-government station, with shots of empty streets and shopping malls.
For this Thursday Guaidó has announced his "Plan Pais". With this schedule, he wants to lead Venezuela out of the economic and social crisis. It is an endeavour to stabilize the economy, to respond immediately to the humanitarian emergency, and public services to restore and to defeat poverty, said the 35-Year-old. Maduro announced on Thursday a press conference.
"We the change", - said Guaido on Wednesday in the circles of students of the Central University in Caracas. Incumbent President Maduro showed how in the last days, on the side of the military, and called on the soldiers to defend the Revolution.
the EU Parliament could acknowledge Guaidó
The United States and a number of Latin American States to the side of Guaidó. US President, Donald Trump talked on the phone on Wednesday with the 35-Year-old and congratulated him for the "historic Adoption" of his office. Later, Trump wrote on the short message service Twitter with a view to the renewed Anti-Maduro protests in Venezuela: "the fight for freedom has begun!" Russia, China, Turkey and Cuba were, however, least of all behind Maduro.
Also, the European Parliament could recognize Guaidó as interim President. A corresponding Resolution to be voted on Thursday.
In the Text, the news Agency AFP was able to consult, is recognized Guaidó on the basis of article 233 of the Venezuelan Constitution as the legitimate interim President of the South American crisis of the state. This will apply until new "will be held free, transparent and credible presidential election". The European Parliament was the first EU Institution that recognizes Guaidó as a transitional President.
Germany and other EU States have provided Maduro with an Ultimatum until Sunday to call new elections. Otherwise, you want to recognize Guaidó as interim head of state. Maduro has rejected the Ultimatum.
the Diplomatic Initiative from Mexico and Uruguay taking shape
New movement there is, meanwhile, on the international stage. A diplomatic Initiative from Mexico and Uruguay is taking shape. In Montevideo, it's supposed to on the 7. February come to a conference of countries which consider themselves in the Venezuela conflict as a neutral.
the Venezuelan Church has reported on Wednesday. The old Archbishop Emeritus of Caracas, cardinal Jorge Urosa called on Maduro to resign. Maduro should listen to the words of Pope Francis hearing and his place in Power to give up, cited Venezuelan media Urosa.
Several foreign journalists arrested
Meanwhile, were arrested in Venezuela on Wednesday to foreign journalists. Members of a TV team from Chile will be arrested, according to reports in the media, and to expel to the airport brought.
in Addition, a Colombian photo-Journalist of the news Agency Efe was gone. The EFE Bureau chief in Venezuela, Nelida Fernandez, said, first of all, a Colombia-born photographer, and the Venezuelan driver had been detained on Wednesday. This was done, as the colleague had reported on the demonstrations against the government.
Several hours later, an EFE Reporter from Spain, and a TV producer from Colombia in your Hotel by secret service officers had been arrested. The Colombian government demanded the immediate release of the journalists. Prior to this, the Chilean President Sebastian Pinera had used for his detained compatriots.More about
sabre-rattling in Venezuela, Maduro warns of "Vietnam in Latin America"
Earlier, it was from French diplomatic circles that two French reporters had been set. It was a question of journalists that have reported for a program of the channel, TF1, about the unrest in Venezuela. The French Embassy in Caracas is seeking to do a release. (AFP, KNA, Reuters)