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Guaidó prepares for the decisive blow

"The Moment has come", says Venezuela's interim President, Juan Guaidó. It is in the morning shortly before six o'clock in Caracas, as the leader of the Opposition in a video message to the population. In addition to Guaidó Leopoldo López, his political father. In the night, Lopez has been out of the house arrest released, in which he and his 14-year sentence legend spread about. Obviously, have participated in the action of the regular armed forces.

This seems to enter, what is the Opposition so wish, and what Guaidó again and again, calling after the President of the national Assembly on 23. January 2019 interim head of state was That parts of the military by the socialist President, Nicolás Maduro, to turn away at least as many to take an action, such as those of the past night. Crucial is now, how big Guaidós retention in the Uniformed, and whether high-ranking army squad behind him.

Currently Guaidó and López in the flight force base, La Carlota, in Caracas. According to the Reports in the Venezuelan media, you are in the company of several Uniformed.

pictures: Guaido calls on military to the overthrow of Maduro

A tank the army had started to attack the opposition with Tränangasgranaten. Used in the Internet, video recordings of eye-witnesses show that more military have stationed vehicles around the facility. In his video address Guaidó had called on the population and the military "to end the Regime of Nicolás Maduro and the Usurpation of Power is definitely. I call on you to be active immediately and flock to the streets of Venezuela."

On Twitter, announced the members of the opposition, the "Operation freedom" have entered their "final phase". Leopoldo López wrote: "All freedom-loving Venezuelans, comes to La Carlota!" Days ago Guaidó for the 1 had. May of the "biggest Demonstration in the history of Venezuela". On La Carlota López claimed in an interview with reporters, a significant "civilian and military sectors" would have been against Maduro. The Opposition have regularly communicates with these groups. On his release from house arrest, officials of the secret service had been involved.

"the Small group of traitorous military"

It lasted for around an hour before Venezuela's communications Minister Jorge Rodríguez responded to the video address by the opposition leader. On Twitter, he wrote, "a small group of treacherous military" had to lead a coup. The army was in the process knock him down.

Later, foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza claimed that the Colombian government put behind the coup attempt, while Bolivia's President Evo Morales accused the United States in Venezuela, "violence and death" spread. The Venezuelan Vice-President Delcy Rodríguez described the defecting soldiers as "traitors and fascists."

captivated: Juan Guaidó and Leopoldo López. Photo: Twitter

Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, spoke of a "historic Moment for the return of democracy and freedom to Venezuela". Luis Almagro, the Secretary-General of the organization of American States, welcomed it, that the military "behind the Constitution and the interim President Juan Guaidó" would have made. The Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, considered to be one of the foreign coordinators of the fight against Maduro, asked the Venezuelan defense Minister Vladimiro Padrino, "on the right side of history".

Unclear whether the population joins in

Padrino seems not to mind, however, he replied on Twitter: "The cowards are! We will unswervingly defend the constitutional order and the peace of the Republic." In all barracks and other military facilities rule alone, no one should disobey the commands of the officers.

As it is in Venezuela and in the future, it is currently not possible to estimate how the population on the recent events. At present, the evidence suggests that only a small part of the military is behind the Opposition. Guaidó and López must hope that there will be mass demonstrations and the people kept in front of the access regime-loyal armed forces. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 30.04.2019, 15:28 PM

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