Opponents will ask in barracks that the military turn their backs on Maduro

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  • Fri, 05/03/2019 - 15:52
Opponents will ask in barracks that the military turn their backs on Maduro
  • Juan Guaido

The Venezuelan opposition will demonstrate on Saturday at the gates of military barracks across the country to ask the uniformed to turn their back on the ruler Nicolás Maduro, said Friday the head of Parliament, Juan Guaidó, who more than 50 countries recognize as president in charge.

"In all the states we will go back (to the barracks), to deliver a message, to add more than we need today," said Guaidó during a press conference in Caracas, and only three days after lead an ephemeral military uprising along with a score of military.

According to the opposition leader, on this day, will be developed from 10:00 am local venezuela time , citizens will deliver to the military a document whose content is not yet known. "If we find a picket - a police block - it is not trying to pass it, it is talking to those who are there, it is giving them the document, it is inviting them to join the fight because we already know that there are many who want to join, because we know there are many discontents, "he added.

Guaidó also said that the fracture in the Armed Forces is "evident", a thesis that he has maintained since he began his calls to the uniformed officers at the beginning of the year to accompany him in a transition.

All in all, the Armed Forces have remained loyal to Maduro and last Tuesday, when Guaidó tried to take an air base with some twenty military personnel and the opposition leader Leopoldo López, they did not heed his request for rebellion.

Venezuela has been experiencing a high political tension since last January, when Maduro swore a new term of 6 years that is not recognized by the opposition and part of the international community, and the head of Parliament, Juan Guaidó, proclaimed an interim government that has the Support from more than 50 countries.

In parallel, the nation suffers the worst economic crisis in its history, which generates daily protests to denounce the severe shortage of food and medicine and the terrible provision of public services.

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