Venezuelan authorities said they are putting down what they call “a small coup attempt” after opposition leader Juan Guaidó announced his movement was in the “final phase” of ending President Nicolás Maduro’s rule.
In an early morning video, Guaidó said he had military support, a claim disputed by Maduro. Protesters supporting both sides have gathered in Caracas.
CGTN’s Stephen Gibbs reports.
To discuss all of this:
- Francisco Dominguez is the head of Middlesex University’s Latin American Studies Research Group.
- Jose Aristimuño served in the Obama administration and is currently the CEO of NOW Strategies.
- Steve Ellner has written extensively about Latin American history and politics and is currently the associate managing editor of “Latin American Perspectives.”
Military trucks 'driven into protesters in Caracas', as unrest grows in #Venezuela capital
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 30, 2019
Venezuelans in Miami saying they cannot communicate with their family members via internet. Internet signal is down in Venezuela @cgtnamerica
— Nitza Soledad Perez (@NitzaSoledad) April 30, 2019
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) April 30, 2019
White House national security adviser John Bolton says the unrest in Venezuela is a "very serious situation" and President Trump has been monitoring the developments "minute-by-minute" https://t.co/6eHPFQFqr8 pic.twitter.com/AM4Oc5Xvx7
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 30, 2019