As Venezuela Coup Attempt Fails to Overthrow Maduro, Guaidó Calls for More Street Protests


Democracy Now has the episode As Venezuela Coup Attempt Fails to Overthrow Maduro, Guaidó Calls for More Street Protests.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is claiming to have defeated a coup attempt launched by opposition leader Juan Guaidó, the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly. On Tuesday morning, Guaidó appeared in an online video standing among heavily armed soldiers, calling for the military to back what he called the “final phase” of an effort to topple Maduro’s government. Guiadó appeared alongside Leopoldo López, a longtime opposition leader, who was reportedly released from house arrest by renegade officers. Guaidó has been attempting to topple the Venezuelan government since January, when he declared himself to be Venezuela’s interim president. The Trump administration, as well as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and others, openly supported the coup attempt. Earlier today, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox Business that military action in Venezuela is possible, “if that’s what is required.” We speak to Miguel Tinker Salas, Venezuelan historian and professor at Pomona College.

There are some important details here that you will never know about if you only listen to the USA oligarchs’ news media, and our own politicians. So far Tilsi Gabbard and Ilhan Omar are the only ones with the courage to speak out.

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