‘THE MOMENT IS NOW’ Venezuelan Opposition Leader Calls For Military Uprising Against President Maduro

By  //  April 30, 2019

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(CBS NEWS) – Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets with a small contingent of heavily armed troops early Tuesday in a bold attempt to lead a military uprising against President Nicolas Maduro.

The early-morning rebellion seems to have only limited military support, but it was by far the most serious challenge yet to Maduro’s rule since Guaidó declared himself the country’s interim president in January.

The dramatic events began Tuesday when Guaidó, flanked by a few dozen national guardsmen and some armored vehicles, released a three-minute video filmed near a Caracas air base in which he called on civilians and others in the armed forces to join a final push to topple Maduro.

“The moment is now,” Guaido said in the video showing him accompanied by previously-detained activist Leopoldo Lopez.

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