Venezuela: Guaidó asks the armed forces to rebel against Maduro
Video broadcast by the "La Carlota" air base in Caracas
In a video broadcast by the "La Carlota" air base in Caracas, the president of the National Assembly and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó urged the Venezuelan armed forces to rebel against Nicolas Maduro, considered illegitimate by the opposition and by most of the world States. In the short video Guaidó appeared alongside many soldiers and Leopoldo López, who is serving a 13-year sentence for opposition to the "president" of Venezuela Maduro. "Valiant men loyal to the Constitution have responded to our calls. Today the Armed Forces are on the side of the people", declared Guaidó announcing the start of the "final phase of the Operación Libertad", that is the attempt to definitively overthrow Maduro from his office.
Through "Twitter" the communications minister Jorge Rodríguez declared the military revolt "tamed", but shortly afterwards came the implicit denial of the number two of the regime Diosdado Cabello who admitted that "La Carlota" is still in the hands of the rebel military. In addition, Cabello himself asked the FANB (Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana) and the popular militias to defend the presidential palace and to restore order in the country, making it clear that the "rebellion" of the pro-Guaidó is spreading in Venezuela.
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