“The Bolivarian armed forces are faced with a historic task. Soldiers of the Fatherland: The hour of battle is come,” he said on Thursday in Fort Tiuna in Caracas, in front of Thousands of soldiers. “We need to rekindle the sacred fire of the military’s values, in order to defeat imperialism, the traitors and rebels.”

a Failed coup attempt

On Tuesday, had been considered by the self-appointed interim President, Juan Guaidó some of the soldiers on his side, and for years fixed opposition leader Leopoldo López from the house arrest to be freed. However, his attempt to move larger parts of the armed forces to Overflow and sweep Maduro from office failed.

The military leadership promised the socialist head of state once again the Loyalty. “We are here to defend the Fatherland”, said the Minister of defense Vladimir Padrino. “We are faithful to the Constitution, to the Venezuelan people and President Nicolás Maduro.” The soldiers saluted, and shouted, “Always loyal, never a traitor.”

Maduro threatened the Rebellion Involved with harsh consequences. “All security forces are looking for these putschists isolated, alone and defeated,” said the head of state. “Sooner or later you will go to jail for your treason pay.”

arrest warrant against López

On Thursday, a court issued an arrest warrant against opposition leader López. The intelligence service Sebin should put him firmly and to the military prison Ramo Verde, told the criminal court in Caracas. López is currently in the Spanish Embassy in the Venezuelan capital.

The founder of opposition party Voluntad Popular sass since 2014 in. At the time, came during anti-government protests, more than 40 people have been killed. A court sentenced Lopez because of incitement to violence to nearly 14 years in prison. Last sat the leader of the opposition in the house arrest.

violent protests

Many governments and human rights organizations consider López as a political prisoner.

In the recent anti-government protests at least four people came, according to the Observatory for social conflict (OVCS) were killed. Around 130 people were injured.

anti-government protesters and security forces fought for the part of fierce clashes. Protesters hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at the officers, national guardsmen fired tear gas and shotgun ammunition to the opponents of the government.

call for a General strike

Guaidó called on his followers to, as of Thursday, the work, and to come finally to a General strike. As a sign of belonging to the Opposition, you should wear blue armbands.

“If the Regime thinks we have already reached the maximum pressure, then it’s wrong,” he said. “Our sacrifices were not in vain. We are reclaiming space, and stay on the road until we achieved the freedom for Venezuela.”

With his recent Coup Guaidó has brought movement in the deadlocked power struggle. The young Deputy had at 23. January self to the interim President appointed and has since been tried in vain, a change of power in the South American to force oil country.

The United States, many EU countries and many countries in Latin America have recognized him as a transitional President, China, Russia, Turkey, and Cuba, Bolivia and Nicaragua are based, however, but continue to Maduro.

conflict between the USA and Russia

to aggravate The United States and Russia accuse each other, the crisis in Venezuela. Washington has supported since the first hour Guaidó and has demonstrated the leadership to Maduro with sanctions. Russia, in turn, sent military advisers to support the government’s loyal armed forces of Venezuela.

A phone call between US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, has helped little to relaxation. It will have the “most dramatic consequences” if Washington continued its “aggressive steps” in Venezuela continue, it was said after the call from Moscow.

The U.S. Department of state, in turn, spoke of an “Intervention” of Russia and called on the Kremlin, the support for Maduro.

in the Midst of the tensions could meet the counterparty in the coming week in Finland personally. Both Department heads were expected on Monday at a meeting of the Arctic Council in Rovaniemi, Finland, said on Thursday from the U.S. Department of state. There is also the possibility for a conversation on various topics, including Venezuela. Yet nothing was done. (SDA)

through a financial crisis, already battered, Venezuela is in a crisis of the state: Juan Guaidó, the President of the disempowered Parliament, said, after days of demonstrations against the reigning head of government of Nicolás Maduro, on may 23. January to the transitional head of state.

Maduro’s re-election in early elections last year, is controversial and many Western countries do not recognize its government, because the election was manipulated. Since his Amtstritt at the beginning of January, there were violent riots and protests in Venezuela. Since the coup attempt by Guaidó a fierce reigns fight. VIEW explained the background and key questions on the conflict.