Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Chaos In Venezuela After Venezuela's Juan Guaido Calls For A Military Uprising. Clashes Between Military Units Reported

Daily Mail: Heavy gunfire breaks out and terrified civilians run through clouds of tear gas for cover after Venezuela's Juan Guaido calls for military uprising, sparking clashes with troops loyal to Maduro

* Juan Guaido called for uprising against Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday from the La Carlota airbase in Caracas
* Guaido made the announcement surrounded by troops who then began setting up a defensive perimeter
* Maduro's forces fired tear gas before a heavy exchange of gunfire, with protesters caught in the middle
* US, which backs Guaido, said President was aware while Putin, backing Maduro, was in talks with top officials

Heavy gunfire crackled through the Venezuelan capital of Caracas on Tuesday after opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

Guaido urged protesters and members of the military to join what he called the 'final phase of Operation Liberty' in a video taken at La Carlota airbase in the capital Caracas while surrounded by heavily-armed soldiers.

The troops then set up defensive positions around the base before Maduro's forces arrived and opened fire with teargas followed by live rounds, according to witnesses.

Guaido claimed that Maduro had lost the support of the military, but the President said he had spoken with his officers who had assured him of their 'total loyalty'.

'Nerves of steel!,' Maduro said on Twitter. 'I call for maximum popular mobilization to assure the victory of peace. We will win!'

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Venezuela Live Updates

The Latest: Internet restrictions reported in Venezuela -- AP
Venezuela opposition leader claims coup is under way – live news -- The Guardian
Live: Venezuela's opposition leader Guaido claims support of soldiers in Caracas -- France 24
Political turmoil in Venezuela: Live Updates -- Reuters
Venezuela's uprising: Live Updates -- CNN
Venezuela in crisis: All the latest updates -- Al Jazeera

More News On Reports That A Coup Is Underway In Venezuela

Venezuela's Guaidó accused of coup attempt by government -- BBC
Venezuela’s Guaido takes to streets in military uprising -- AP
Venezuela's Guaido urges troops to rise against Maduro, violence breaks out -- Reuters
Venezuela's Guaido calls for uprising in video with troops -- DW
Watch: Firefight reported between Guaido supporters and Maduro supporters -- Jerusalem Post/Reuters
Tear gas fired at Venezuela's Guaido while gathered with men in military uniform: witness -- Reuters
US-backed Guaido calls for Venezuela military uprising in VIDEO of him surrounded by soldiers -- RT
Venezuela: Guaidó supporters flock to military base in new bid to oust Maduro -- The Guardian
Venezuela National Guard vehicle runs over protesters in Caracas: Reuters TV -- Reuters
WATCH tear gas fired on highway near Caracas air base where Guaido appeared in video with soldiers -- RT
Venezuelan opposition barricades streets in Caracas -- TASS
Caracas Metro Partially Closes Amid Coup Attempt in Venezuela -- Sputnik

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