Updated Apr 30, 2019

Trump admin. supports Juan Guaidó's call for military uprising in Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó posted a video to Twitter on Tuesday calling for a military uprising while surrounded by soldiers and a detained activist, per the AP.

Why it matters: Guaidó's stance against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has so far been relatively peaceful, but Tuesday's video marks a significant escalation in his strategy — which the Trump administration "fully supports," according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. While the scope of Guaidó's support among the Venezuelan military is not yet known, the AP reported that Maduro's government said it was putting down a coup instigated by "traitors" linked to Guaidó.

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