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Venezuela: 'Attempted Coup' Underway, as Guaido Calls for Military to Help Oust Maduro

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 11:06 WIB Global

Venezuela's socialist government said Tuesday that an "attempted coup" was underway in Caracas, with opposition leader and U.S. recognized interim president Juan Guaido saying there was "no turning back" in his efforts to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the capital, with gunfire erupting and troops loyal to Maduro firing water cannons at protesters. Television footage showed one Venezuela National Guard vehicle running over demonstrators who were throwing rocks at the military. In video and Twitter messages, the U.S.-supported Guaido said, "Today brave soldiers, brave patriots, brave men supporting the constitution have answered our...

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