Maduro gathers soldiers while the Venezuelan opposition marches on bases

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Urged His Troops To Be Ready Saturday For Possible US Military Actions, When Opposition Leader Juan Guaido Donors Marched At Kazernes In A New Attempt To Win The Forces Support.

After Finishing A Week With An Unsuccessful Uprising Led By The US-backed Guaido, Maduro Instructed The Army To Stand Ready To Defend The Homeland With Weapons In Your Hands Like One Day The American Empire Area, This Sacred Earth, Dares To Touch.

Underlining The Continued Military Support For His Socialist Regime, Maduro Delivered His Television Broadcast From A Base In The State Of Northwest Cojedes - Where He Appeared With His Defense Minister, Vladimir Padrino, And In The Presence Of More Than 5,000 Soldiers .

The United States Refused To Take The Threat Of Military Operation From The Table In Their Effort To Displace Maduro - Although Until Now His Campaign To Increase Sanctions Is Limited

Guaido ' S Case Received Saturday However Renewed Support From US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo , Who Has Given A Video Address To The Venezuelan People, Which States: 'The Time For The Transition Is Now.

You Can Keep Your Institutions, Your Army And Their Leaders To The Highest Standards And Require A Return To Democracy, Pompeo Said In The Message.

The United States Stand Strong With You In Your Search. The Head Of The National Assembly, Guaido, 35, Has Made Maduro A More Overwhelming Man During His Controversial Re-election Last Year, And In January He Declared Himself Acting President And Plunged Venezuela Into A Political Crisis That Deepens Its Already Serious Economic Misery.

But Maduro Has Survived, Supported By The Continuous Support Of The Powerful Forces.

" I Told The Generals And Admirals Yesterday: Loyalty, I Want Active Loyalty ... I Trust You, But Keep Your Eyes Open, A Handful Of Traitors Can't Honor, Unity, Cohesion And Image Of Armed Men Forces, The President Said In A Speech On Public Radio And Television.

On Twitter, Guaido - Recognized By Over 50 Countries As Interim President Of Venezuela & # X27 - Encouraged His Supporters To Mobilize In Civil And Peaceful Way To The Closest Military Base, To Force Armed Forces To Leave Maduro And A Transitional Government To Support.

The Goal Is To Carry Our Message Without Falling Into Confrontation Or Provocation. This Protest Came Days After Guaido Tried To Stir Up A Riot In Battle, Where A Group Of 25 Rebel Soldiers Sought Refuge In The Brazilian Embassy In Caracas.

That Led To Two Days Of Confrontations Between Opposition Supporters And Government Forces That Killed Four People And Injured Hundreds.

The Chief Prosecutor Of The Country, Tarek William Saab, Said Friday That 18 Arrest Warrants Were Issued For" Civil And Military Conspirators." After The Failed Uprising, With Lieutenant Colonels Among The Wanted Uniformed Staff.

The Supreme Court Of Venezuela Also Ordered The Re-arrest Of The Main Opposition Figure, Leopoldo Lopez, Who Was Freed From House Arrest By Rebel Soldiers Before Seeking Refuge At The Spanish Embassy.

I Don't Think This Will Cause A Military Slump, But It Will Soon Contribute To Something Bigger That Happens, Marcos Rodriguez, A 24-year-old Lawyer, Told AFP Outside La Carlota Air Force Base, The Scene Of Tuesday's Uprising.

Tensions In Venezuela Have Increased Since Guaido Called For The Constitution To Declare Itself Acting President And Claimed That The Re-election Of Maduro Was Illegal.

While Major World Powers Have Been Attracted, The US Has Supported Guaido And Russia And China Have Supported Maduro.

But While The United States Maintains That The Days Of Maduro Are Numbered, Experts Say That The Options Are Limited And That Washington Is The Power Of Guaido ' Has Overrated.

President Donald Trump Meanwhile Adopted A Strikingly Conciliatory Tone On Friday After A Lengthy Conversation With Russian President Vladimir Putin About The Crisis In Venezuela.

He Is Not At All Looking For Engagement With Venezuela, Except That He Likes To See Something Positive Happen For Venezuela, Trump Said Of Putin.

And I Feel The Same Way. We Want To Get Some Humanitarian Aid. People Are Starving At The Moment. " Venezuela Has Suffered Five Years Of Recession, Characterized By A Shortage Of Basic Needs And Failing Public Services.

The Tone Of Trump ' Came Into Contrast With That Of His Top Advisers, Including John Bolton, National Security Advisor, Who Bluntly Tweeted That" Maduro Must Go."

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