US Signs Off on Coup, Calls on Military to Support Opposition – Venezuela FM

A military member throws a tear gas canister near the Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda Airbase La Carlota, in Caracas, Venezuela April 30, 2019 © REUTERS / Carlos Garcia Rawlins

BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – The United States signed off on an attempted coup in Venezuela, calling on the country’s armed forces to support the opposition parliament, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Tuesday.

“The leaders of the coup acknowledge their unscrupulous authorship. The Trump administration in desperate to generate an internal conflict in Venezuela. Democratic institutions in Venezuela will guarantee the country’s peace. #TrumpHandsOffVenezuela,” the minister wrote on Twitter.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.