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Guaido returns to Venezuela to the welcome of foreign ‘bodyguard’ envoys

RT | March 4, 2019

Self-declared “interim president” of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, returned from his South American tour on Monday, arriving into the loving (and protective) arms of ambassadors from the foreign governments backing him.

Despite Venezuelan authorities making it clear he could face 30 years in prison for attempting to overthrow the government and violating a travel ban, Guaido chose to arrive directly to an airport in Caracas.

The risk of arrest was notably mitigated by the presence of ambassadors from Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands and several other countries which gathered at the arrival gate to huddle around him like a high-profile human shield. While Guaido was all smiles, his Western-world entourage seemed a bit on edge.

While the media fretted that Maduro might make good on threats to arrest Guaido, the opposition leader passed through customs without incident and headed straight to a rally in central Caracas.

Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence warned the Venezuelan government that Washington protects its investments, stressing how important Guaido is to them, and threatening a “swift response” if anyone tries to bully him.

Shortly after moving unhindered through the airport, Guaido arrived at a demonstration he called for on Twitter the week before. Addressing crowds in the country’s capital city, he called on his supporters to take to the streets for continued demonstrations next Saturday.

While Guaido toured South America and met with his most critical support base – foreign governments – the US ramped up pressure on Maduro’s government, imposing intensified sanctions and revoking visas for state actors.

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3 Comments »

  1. America = Nimrod

    Comment by charles allan | March 4, 2019 | Reply

  2. “The risk of arrest was notably mitigated by the presence of ambassadors from Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands and several other countries which gathered at the arrival gate to huddle around him like a high-profile human shield…”

    It is high time to kick out these kings without thrones, nobility, nor integrity Venezuela. It is your legitimate power to uphold the Law and Constitution…otherwise it falls. Your enemies have arrogantly shown themselves and there is no place for them to usurp and terrorize you on your soil. Stay true Venezuela…Viva Maduro…Viva Chavismo…Viva United Latin America…Viva Che Guevara…you owe your past to this very moment.

    Comment by Sparrow | March 4, 2019 | Reply

  3. “Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence warned the Venezuelan government that Washington protects its INVESTMENTS, stressing how important Guaido is to them, and threatening a “swift response” if anyone tries to bully him”.
    There you have it, an open admission by the American VICE-President, that Guaido is THEIR man. This has got NOTHING to do with “Democracy”(American style), it is about Imposing the USA’s will on a Democratically elected Venezuelan leader. It’s just another COUP in progress.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | March 4, 2019 | Reply


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