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Venezuela: US pressures top Maduro officials to defect in gambit to tip power struggle

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John Bolton tells three key officials: ‘Your time is up’Mike Pompeo tweets in support of ‘Operación Libertad’Follow for the latest updates as clashes erupt in Venezuela
The US has declared its support for Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó and called on top members of the Nicolás Maduro’s government to defect, in a gamble to tip the balance in the struggle for power in Caracas.After Donald Trump and key officials tweeted their support for Guaidó, the national security adviser, John Bolton, appeared in the grounds of the White House to declare that the situation in Venezuela had reached a critical moment. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/30/us-declares-support-for-venezuela-coup-attempt

Author : Julian Borger in Washington and Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

Publish date : 2019-04-30 20:28:23

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