Entornointeligente.com / The Venezuelan opposition lawmaker has once again called on the military to overthrow the legitimate government of President Nicolás Maduro
The self-proclaimed “interim president” of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, went live on Twitter this morning to call on the military and people to begin an uprising against the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro.
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Main government officials have rejected the attempted coup and called on the country’s population to reject the coup and march towards the Miraflores presidential palace to protect the country from the far-right, U.S.-backed coup.
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Updates are all in Venezuelan time.
UPDATE: 10:50 am
The Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) countries strongly rejected attempts to violate the constitutional order in Venezuela and pointed out that the events are “clearly a coup attempt sponsored and prompted by the Venezuelan far-right radical forces acting in complicity with the historical enemies of Latin American countries’ independence and sovereignty.”
The ALBA countries called on the Latin American peoples to defend their independence and sovereignty.
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UPDATE: 10:40 am
Venezuela‘s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s claims supporting “Operation Freedom,” which is the code name used to disguising the U.S. backed military action in the Latin American country.
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“The puppet chosen by the empire and its ally governments only serve to ridiculously be the image in beauty covers but with its devilish face! The brave people of Bolívar and Chávez are with the constitutional Venezuelan President @NicolasMaduro we will overcome!”
Vice President Rodriguez also pointed out “in a shameless and immoral way, the U.S. government recognizes its authorship in this criminal coup attempt against Venezuela! They’re showing the world their desire to destroy our Homeland! The Venezuelan people will continue defeating the imperial aggressions in peace! “
UPDATE: 10:15 am
Venezuela‘s President Nicolas Maduro informed the people that the National Bolivarian Armed Forces of Venezuela remain loyal to the revolutionary process.
“Nerves of steel! I have spoken with the Commanders of all the country’s regions and zones of comprehensive military defense. They have manifested their full loyalty to the people, the Constitution and the Homeland. I summon the people’s supreme mobilization to ensure the victory of peace. We will win!” he twitted.
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https://twitter.com/telesurenglish/status/1123228762835955712 UPDATE: 10:05 am
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro called a ministerial emergency meeting to analyze the Venezuelan situation, according to Vice President Hamilton Mourao.
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Regarding the coup attempt by opposition congressman Guaido, the Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo said he “expects the Venezuelan military to be part of the democratic transition process… we have to see the dimension of this. Brazil supports the democratic transition process.”
UPDATE: 10: 00 am
teleSUR’s correspondent in Venezuela delivers an update on what happens on Caracas streets. Venezuelan Mayor General denies takeover of La Carlota Air Base.
#HandsOffVenezeula | Venezuelan major general denies takeover of La Carlota Air Base. Follow @madeleintlSUR for more live updates. pic.twitter.com/aj3LuVMGYE
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) 30 de abril de 2019 UPDATE: 9:55 am
Peru’s Foreign Minister reported that President Martin Vizcarra administration supports the Guaido-led coup attempt in Venezuela and is calling an emergency meeting of The Lima Group
“We fully support interim president Juan Guaido in his struggle to recover democracy in Venezuela. The Maduro’s usurping, dictatorial regime must come to an end … Peru and the Lima Group are closely following the situation in Venezuela with a view to summon an emergency meeting.”
UPDATE: 9:44 am
Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera supports the coup attempt which is led by opposition congressman Juan Guaido
“We reiterate our full support for President Guaido and democracy in Venezuela. The Maduro dictatorship must end with the Venezuelan people’s peaceful force and within the constitutional frame. This will restore liberties, democracy, human rights and progress in Venezuela.”
UPDATE 9:35 am
Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary-General Luis Almagro welcomed the “military’s adhesion” to the coup attempt in Venezuela, led by Juan Guaido
“We welcome the adhesion of the military to the Constitution and the President in charge of Venezuela Juan Guaido. It is necessary to fully support the process of democratic transition in a peaceful way, “Almagro said
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza delivered a response to Almagro:
The GENERAL HITMAN sponsors and promotes the attempted coup in Venezuela. The OAS has always opted for violence and coups, ignoring and violating the fundamental principles of International Law and the Charter of the #OAS https://t.co/FzV6ihcUjz
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) April 30, 2019 UPDATE 9:18 AM
The United States government has come out in support of the coup in Venezuela.
. @SecPompeo hace un alarde de diplomacia, al promover y financiar un golpe de Estado violento en Venezuela. La obsesión de Washington por controlar la riqueza petrolera venezolana, los lleva de torpeza en torpeza. Subestiman al Pueblo de Simón Bolívar. #TrumpHandsOffVenezuela https://t.co/IzwG01W2s4
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) April 30, 2019 Today interim President Juan Guaido announced start of Operación Libertad. The U.S. Government fully supports the Venezuelan people in their quest for freedom and democracy. Democracy cannot be defeated. #EstamosUnidosVE
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 30, 2019 UPDATE 9:05 AM
The Mexican government has issued a statement saying it was worried about the escalation of Violence in Venezuela and a possibility of bloodshed. It also called for resuming peace dialogue efforts that were agreed on in Montevideo
UPDATE 8:00 AM
Bolivian President Evo Morales and Cuban President Diaz-Canel issued statements rejecting the military coup attempt in Venezuela.
We strongly condemn the attempted coup in #Venezuela , by the right wing that is submissive to foreign interests. Sure that the courageous Bolivarian Revolution at the head of the brother @NicolasMaduro , will be imposed on this new attack of the empire. https://t.co/m57KYHxoU2
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) April 30, 2019 We reject this coup which pretends to fill the country with violence. The traitors who have placed themselves at the forefront of this subversive movement have used troops and police with war weapons on a public road in the city to create anxiety and terror. #HandsOffVenezuela https://t.co/rSRJyhfwJZ
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) April 30, 2019 UPDATE 7:30 am
Country’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino rejected the coup attempt and said that the country’s legitimate military forces would respond to any attempt to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro.
“We reject this coup movement that aims to fill the country with violence. The pseudo-political leaders who have placed themselves at the forefront of this subversive movement have used troops and police with weapons of war on a public road in the city to create anxiety and terror.”
The FANB stands firm in defense of the National 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. https://t.co/jidvJkLwmF
— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) April 30, 2019 UPDATE 7:15 am
Following Guaido‘s plea, the Venezuelan Vice President of Communications, Jorge Rodriguez, tweeted that the military is confronting a group of traitors seeking to promote a coup d’Etat
“We inform to Venezuelan people that we are currently confronting and deactivating a small group of traitors in our military personnel who positioned themselves in the Altamira Distributor to promote a Coup d’Etat against the Constitution and the peace of the Republic.”
Informamos al pueblo de Venezuela que en estos momentos estamos enfrentando y desactivando a un reducido grupo de efectivos militares traidores que se posicionaron en el Distribuidor Altamira para promover un Golpe de Estado contra la Constitución y la paz de la República… 1/2
— Jorge Rodríguez (@jorgerpsuv) April 30, 2019 UPDATE 7:05 am
President of the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, denied the capture of the Carlota Air Base, after a small group of soldiers appeared to be supporting the Guaido coup. “No military installation has been violated in the country, they are on the street in the Altamira Distributor and we are directing operations from the Carlota Air Base,” he explained. Likewise, the national government has called on the Venezuelan people to move to Miraflores to reject the coup attempt. UPDATE: 8:45 am
Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza rejected the statements of the OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro, whom he accused of sponsoring and promoting the coup d’état against President Nicolas Maduro
“The OAS Hitman-General sponsors and promotes coup attempt in Venezuela. The OAS has always opted for violence and coups, ignoring and violating the fundamental principles of International Law and the OAS Charter” said Arreaza, after Almagro backed the uprising attempt which has been undertaken by the opposition deputy Juan Guaido