US Vice President Blames Guiadó for the Coup Failure in Venezuela

The military defeat of the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, for not having attracted the loyalty of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) was reproached by the vice president of the United States, Mike Pence.

The authority of Washington recriminated the president of the National Assembly (AN) in contempt for the failures sustained after its recognition on January 23, actions that have not allowed the military intervention designed by the White House to be justified.

The revelation was made on Wednesday by the Argentine news portal La Política Online and quoted by Prensa Latina, which described that the claim was made at the meeting of the self-styled Grupo de Lima, last Monday in Bogotá, Colombia.

According to the newspaper, “Pence delineated for the president in charge Juan Guaidó, a harsh diagnosis of everything that was failing in the offensive against the Chavez regime. The biggest complaint was about the continuing adherence of the FANB to the legitimate president, Nicolás Maduro.

Guaidó, according to the analysis of the digital platform, had promised the US government that if most of the world leaders recognized him as the supposed president of Venezuela, at least half of the officers of the FANB would defect, a fact that did not happen.

On the other hand, the member of the Popular Will opposition party (Voluntad Popular) also failed to obtain the backing of 50 percent of the 194 countries that make up the United Nations (UN).

Another of the MP’s false claims was the assurance that the social base which followed the socialist system led by Maduro was “disintegrated”, a claim that was not true either.

In the Colombian capital the US official also questioned the uncommitted attitude of the Venezuelan millionaires living abroad. “A more determined contribution of money was expected to finance the passage of police, military and politicians to Guaidó’s camp. So far it has not happened ».

Given these facts, important international decision centers allied to the presidency of Donald Trump began to warn that the Venezuelan opposition “could lose the moment” it supposedly won with the emergence of Guaidó.

For its part, the Bolivarian Government declared as one of the main failures of the member of the AN with the United States the impossibility of entering the South American country on February 23 with the alleged humanitarian aid, -as they announced it-, a mechanism used to justify the intervention.

After that defeat, Guaidó said that the events of that day “force me to make a decision: to pose to the international community in a formal way that we must have all options open to achieve the liberation of this Homeland.”

However, the proposal was rejected by the Lima Group itself, which in a statement insisted on the continuation of the attacks against the constitutional government and the need for the Venezuelan head of state to leave, only that “without the use of force”.


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