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The US and Brazil openly back coup d'etat attempt in Venezuela led by the opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guiado. The US states it may invade the country if the coup d'etat is unsuccessful. theguardian.com/world/2019/apr…
Erik Prince, formerly (Blackwater) currently Frontier Services Group and a Trump admin collaborator waging war on UN-backed troops in Lybia, now pushing a plan to deploy mercenaries to help topple #Venezuela President Maduro, four sources told Reuters. reut.rs/2VAIwPF
Self-appointed president and coup d'etat leader Juan Guaido promises oil to world governments that choose to back him in #Venezuela.

#OperacionLibertad is less about the liberation of the people and more of the liberation of Venezuela's oil reserves.
reuters.com/article/us-ven…
Earlier in April, #Chinese army soldiers allegedly arrived in Venezuela to deliver "humanitarian" aid to Venezuela's Maduro government. The Chinese government denies this took place.
Earlier in the year: The Russian military arrived in Venezuela to back the government of Nicolas Maduro in case of a coup d'etat and help secure oil reserves. cbsnews.com/news/russia-in…
"Asked to clarify the nature of the cooperation in Venezuela, Dmitri Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said “military contracts, military equipment, military hardware”. He left out Russia military mercenaries Wagner are also deployed alongside VZ troops.
theguardian.com/world/2019/mar…
Note: Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro has hundreds of Russian mercenaries from Wagner operating as his personal security. elinformadorweb.com/tendencias/con…
Iranian Foreign Minister #JavadZarif has offered to send Revolutionary Guard troops to Venezuela alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2…
China to the US on Venezuela "will not tolerate hostile foreign military powers” meddling in Western Hemisphere: “Latin American affairs are not exclusive to a certain country, and Latin America is not the backyard of a certain country”. newsweek.com/china-us-venez…
Venezuela National Guard forces *run over protesters at La Carlota airbase as they were pushing back the crowd. Several appear injured. via @ThomasVLinge #30Abr #OperacionLibertad
Multiple reports surfacing of soldiers claiming they were tricked into participating in coup d'etat in Venezuela. #30Abr #OperacionLibertad
Captured soldiers who took part in the coup d'etat on the opposition side. Said that they believed that they were taking part in a different type of operation allegedly tricked by superiors. #30Abr #OperacionLibertad
Thousands of protesters in #Caracas marching towards Miraflores (presidential palace) accompanied by a dozen defected soldiers and armed militia. #30Abr #OperacionLibertad
Soldiers at Plaza Altamira in #Caracas hugging their families after defecting from the Maduro regime (via @NTN24ve). #30Abr #OperacionLibertad
Defected soldiers (and armed civilians?) exchange fire with government forces, while unarmed protestors flee to safety. via @ThomasVLinge #OperacionLibertad #Venezuela
A bystander caught in crossfire hit by a stray bullet during a firefight between coup d'etat forces and government forces. #OperacionLibertad #Venezuela
Florida GOP Sen. Rick Scott calls on Trump administration to send U.S. troops into Venezuela to support coup d'etat by self-declared president Juan Guaido. #OperacionLibertad #Venezuela
A defected soldier participating in coup d'etat attempt proclaiming "I will follow Guaido to death". #30Abr #OperacionLibertad
As US-backed coup d'etat in Venezuela increasingly sways towards failure, the Trump administration doubles down on "all options are on the table” rhetoric.

And continues effort to gas light on the definition of coup d'etat "This is clearly not a coup."

Lest we forget, circa 2018 less than 8 months ago: Trump Administration discussed Coup d'etat plans with rebel Venezuelan officers. #30Abr #OperacionLibertad nytimes.com/2018/09/08/wor…
The consequences of a failed coup d'etat won't be felt by those in power who pushed it but the commoners, activists, journalists, students who peacefully opposed Maduro. This is going to trigger a heavier crackdown on civil society and all opposition. #30Abr #OperacionLibertad
Furthermore, the failure of the coup d'etat has now pushed Maduro's regime far closer to Russia and China; will lead to an expansion of their already growing military and economic presence across Latin America. Today's actions could not have gone better for them.
While the United States may be providing logistics & weaponry to coup d'etat forces in #Venezuela, as soon as the project is deemed a failure, it will abandon them & their families to their luck as it has done so to many other freedom fighters worldwide. #30Abr #OperacionLibertad
If by some miracle the Maduro regime is ousted, the government in waiting is set to destroy the remnants of Venezuela's natural wealth in order to participate in the same corruption they allegedly oppose, at a global scale, with a shiny new coat. #30Abr #OperacionLibertad
The moment the world gave Venezuela's opposition a face and name to rally behind, the revolution against Maduro was crippled. For the demands of the streets will never be heard by those who seek power and wealth. #30Abr #OperacionLibertad
Our solidarity is to Venezuelans who demands justice, who do not know how they will feed their children tonight, who want democracy not ran by demagogues or puppets. Our solidarity is for the suffering masses, not those using them to empower themselves. #30Abr #OperacionLibertad
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