© AFP/File / by Esteban ROJAS | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is demanding the opposing Democratic Union Roundtable (MUD) coalition work for the lifting of US sanctions © AFP/File / by Esteban ROJAS | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is demanding the opposing Democratic Union Roundtable (MUD) coalition work for the lifting of US sanctions

Venezuela's U.S. defense attache breaks with Maduro

Sat, Jan. 26, 2019
26 January 2019: Venezuela's defense attache to the United States broke with the government of President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday, saying free and fair elections were needed after an opposition leader proclaimed himself interim president this week.

Speaking from his office in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, Colonel Jose Luis Silva told Reuters he no longer recognized Nicolas Maduro as president of Venezuela and supported opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim leader.
 
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