Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
Venezuela live on Tuesday the civic-military uprising "Operation Freedom", headed by interim President Juan Guaidó and opposition Leopoldo López.
Within the framework of our constitution. And the definitive cessation of usurpation. https://t.co/3RD2bnQhxt
- Juan Guaidó (@jguaido) 30 April 2019
The opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, He said from the Altamira Plaza de Caracas: "Liberty has begun Operation! We will stand here asking and demanding that the military will join ", he reiterated.
While this was happening, elsewhere in the city, He is coiling a military armored dozens of protesters, in front of the eyes of millions of viewers who witnessed the transmission of international chains.
Minutes later, Carlos Vecchio, Venezuela's ambassador in Washington, appointed by Juan Guaidó, He explained that "Operation Freedom" is not a coup, but a "constitutional and democratic process" supported by the people.
Vecchio said that the actions of this 30 April is the beginning of the road to power shift. "That process is underway, and is a process that is in full development and where new acontencimientos come ", He said.
Also he called Nicolas Maduro, whom he referred to as "dictator" to leave power: "It's time to leave power. It's time that his ambition does not lead to more suffering Venezuela. It is time to facilitate the transition process ", he stated.
Meanwhile, Nicolas Maduro called the maximum popular mobilization to ensure the victory of peace. In a twitter message he said: "Nerves of steel! I talked to the Commanders of all the country REDI and Zod, who they have told me their total loyalty to the people, to the Constitution and to the Motherland ", he claimed.
Reactions of the international community
This morning, the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said “today, President Guaidó has announced the start of Operation Freedom. The US government fully supports the Venezuelan people in their struggle for freedom and democracy. Democracy can not be defeated”.
Another reaction was that of UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, who asked Venezuela utmost restraint to avoid violence. “Secretary-General urges all parties to exercise maximum restraint and calls upon all concerned parties to avoid all violence and take immediate steps to restore calm ", told reporters the UN spokesman, Stephane Dujarric.
President of Parliament, Antonio Tajani, Tuesday spoke of a "historic moment" for the return of freedom in Venezuela. "Today 30 of April, marks a historic moment for the return to democracy and freedom in Venezuela, that the European Parliament has always supported”, tweeted Tajani. “Let Venezuela Free!”, he added.
Contrary to this, Russia accused the Venezuelan opposition to fuel political conflict in that country and appealed to the opening of negotiations to avoid a bloodbath. “The radical opposition in Venezuela has returned to again use harsh methods of confrontation” only achieve “to feed” the conflict, criticized the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, informatique AFP.
Meanwhile, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, He has supported “the adhesion” Venezuelan Army President of Parliament of this country, Juan Guaidó, and it supported a peaceful transition. “Military salute accession to the Constitution and the President in charge of Venezuela. the fullest support to the democratic transition process peacefully necessary”, Almagro said on Twitter.
At this time, more of 50 countries around the world continue to show their support for the interim president, Juan Guaidó and the Venezuelan opposition.