Venezuela: Guaido admits failure of latest Coup attempt

Venezuela: Guaido admits failure of latest Coup attempt

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Caracas, May 5 : Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who illegally declared himself interim president of the country in late January, admitted the failure of the latest attempt to oust President Nicolas Maduro adding that the National Assembly would probably approve a US intervention in Venezuela, if Washington made such an offer.

On Tuesday, the Venezuelan opposition, led by Guaido made another attempt to depose Maduro, staging a demonstration in front of La Carlota military base.  Guaido called on the people of Venezuela and the army to take to the streets to complete the operation to overthrow Venezuela's legitimate president. In response, Maduro said that the commanders of all regions and zones of integral defense had reiterated their full loyalty to the authorities of the country.

Amid the events, which Caracas has described as a failed coup attempt, US National Security Adviser John Bolton reiterated that "all options are on the table" with regard to Venezuela, adding, however, that Washington hoped to see a peaceful transfer of power.When asked what he would do in case of receiving a proposal from Bolton on the US intervention, Guaido said that he was ready to consider and approve it.

"Dear friend, ambassador John Bolton, thank you for all the help you have given to the just cause here. Thank you for the option, we will evaluate it, and will probably consider it in parliament to solve this crisis. If it’s necessary, maybe we will approve it," Guaido noted.(UNI)