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Juan Guaidó calls for a military uprising to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro with Leopoldo López

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  • Tue, 04/30/2019 - 09:19
Juan Guaidó calls for a military uprising to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro with Leopoldo López
  • Juan Guaidó calls for a military uprising to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro with Leopoldo López

Accompanied by several armed uniformed, Guaidó said in a message spread through Twitter that "brave soldiers ... attached to the Constitution have come to our call."  Without giving more details about the mobilization, the head of the National Assembly exhorted "all the soldiers" to join the uprising against the Maduro government.

On the other hand, the arrested activist Leopoldo López, who appears with Guaidó in the recording, said he was released by the military and asked the Venezuelans to take to the streets in a peaceful manner.

The Defense Minister, General Vladimir Padrino López, indicated that the armed force "stands firm" in the defense of the Constitution and "its legitimate authorities."

"All the military units deployed in the eight Integral Defense Regions report normalcy in their barracks and military bases under the command of their natural commanders," Padrino López said in his Twitter account.

Maduro's government says it is "confronting and deactivating" a coup d'état  Venezuela's communication minister, Jorge Rodríguez, reported on Tuesday that the government of Nicolás Maduro is "confronting and deactivating" a coup plan in reference to the statement made by the opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, from a military air base. 

"We inform the people of Venezuela that we are currently confronting and deactivating a small group of traitor military personnel who positioned themselves in the Altamira Distributor to promote a coup d'état against the Constitution and the peace of the Republic," the minister said. 

At least one injured in front of the military base of La Carlota  At least one person was wounded by causes still unknown in front of the Venezuelan military base of La Carlota, in which the head of Parliament, Juan Guaidó, recognized as interim president by fifty countries, has risen with a group of military against the government of Nicolás Maduro.

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