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Guaidó calls for mass protests on Monday morning when he returns to Venezuela

Monday, March 4th 2019 - 07:55 UTC
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“I’m announcing my return to the country. I am calling on the Venezuelan people to mobilize all over the country tomorrow at 11:00 am (1500 GMT),” Guaido “I’m announcing my return to the country. I am calling on the Venezuelan people to mobilize all over the country tomorrow at 11:00 am (1500 GMT),” Guaido

Venezuela’s opposition leader called on Sunday for mass protests across the country on Monday as he announced his return to the country after a week touring Latin American allies.“I’m announcing my return to the country. I am calling on the Venezuelan people to mobilize all over the country tomorrow at 11:00 am (1500 GMT),” Guaido said on Twitter.

Guaido, who has been recognized by more than 50 countries as interim president, gave no details of when or how he would return. He asked supporters to pay close attention for messages of where the demonstrations would take place on Monday. “Let’s go Venezuela,” he said.

Defying a travel ban by President Nicolas Maduro, Guaido slipped across the border to Colombia last week to try to bring in the aid and to meet with visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

The 35-year-old political newcomer continued on to Brazil, where he met the new right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, and on Friday traveled to Paraguay and Argentina. He has spent the weekend in Ecuador.

Guaido stunned the world on Jan. 23, proclaiming himself Venezuela’s acting president after the National Assembly he leads declared Maduro a usurper and illegitimate over his May re-election, which was widely criticized as fraudulent. Guaido wants to oust Maduro and set up a transitional government ahead of new elections.

Maduro — who retains the support of Venezuela’s powerful military — enjoys strong support from Russia, which accuses Washington of interventionism, and China, which is concerned over the fate of billions of dollars in loans to Maduro’s regime.

The socialist president warned last week that Guaido should “respect the law” and would have to “face justice” if he returns to the country.

Guaido said last week he intended to return to Venezuela “despite threats” to arrest him. The U.S. and other allies have expressed concern for his safety.

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  • Chicureo

    Beautiful words by Pablo Neruda than seems appropriate for the current situation...

    Barrio sin luz

    ¿Se va la poesía de las cosas
    o no la puede condensar mi vida?
    Ayer -mirando el último crepúsculo-
    yo era un manchón de musgo entre unas ruinas.

    Las ciudades -hollines y venganzas-,
    la cochinada gris de los suburbios,
    la oficina que encorva las espaldas,
    el jefe de ojos turbios.

    Sangre de un arrebol sobre los cerros,
    sangre sobre las calles y las plazas,
    dolor de corazones rotos,
    podre de hastíos y de lágrimas.

    Un río abraza el arrabal
    como una mano helada que tienta en las tinieblas:
    sobre sus aguas se avergüenzan
    de verse las estrellas.

    Y las casas que esconden los deseos
    detrás de las ventanas luminosas,
    mientras afuera el viento
    lleva un poco de barro a cada rosa.

    Lejos… la bruma de las olvidanzas
    -humos espesos, tajamares rotos-,
    y el campo, ¡el campo verde!, en que jadean
    los bueyes y los hombres sudorosos.

    Y aquí estoy yo, brotado entre las ruinas,
    mordiendo solo todas las tristezas,
    como si el llanto fuera una semilla
    y yo el único surco de la tierra.

    Mar 10th, 2019 - 02:13 pm +1
  • Chicureo

    Meanwhile, the hard left continues to support Maduro. In an attempt to falsify history, actor Danny Glover has said that Maduro will have one million houses built by the end of this year and that poverty in Venezuela is down.

    Does he think that we are idiots?

    Mar 04th, 2019 - 12:26 pm 0
  • Think

    TWIMC....

    Deseando y apostando a que los milicos venezolanos hayan leido y entendido al menos una de las tres raíces del Libro Azul de H. C. F.

    Mar 04th, 2019 - 05:37 pm 0
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