Venezuela military attaché in Washington backs Guaido, called traitor at home

Venezuela military attaché in Washington backs Guaido, called traitor at home

Venezuela’s military attaché at the U.S. embassy in Washington supported self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido in a video shared on social media.

Colonel Jose Luis Silva said he “stands by the roadmap of acting President Juan Guaido”.

Venezuela’s Defense Ministry called him a traitor and described his actions as “an act of treason and cowardice with the fatherland inherited from our liberator Simon Bolivar”, News.am reported citing CNN.

As reported earlier, on January 23, opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself acting president of Venezuela. Nicolas Maduro blasted these actions as a coup d’etat organized by US and announced that it was severing diplomatic relations with the US. American diplomats have already left Karakas.

The United States, Canada and a number of Latin America countries recognized Guaido as a legitimate president.

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