By Rising Up with Sonali
A US-backed coup attempt in Venezuela has failed. On Tuesday April 30th, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has simply declared himself President, gathered in front of supporters along with another leader Leopoldo Lopez, and claimed that military generals were defecting from President Nicolás Maduro.
Tens of thousands of protesters were gathered in Caracas hoping for a downfall of Maduro’s government as US leaders like Vice President Mike Pence, and former Vice President Joe Biden, were tweeting their ardent support for the opposition.
There have been violent clashes with government security forces.
But Maduro declared that the attempt to sway military generals had failed. Mass protests in support of his regime took place elsewhere in Caracas.
In addition to the violence on the streets there is an information war taking place around Venezuela.
Rising Up talks to Lucas Koerner of Venezuela Analysis for an assessment of the crisis.
- It looks like another failed US coup in Venezuela – CounterPunch