The situation in Venezuela is deteriorating by the minute as President Guan Guido continues to encourage the military to stop taking orders from Dictator Nicolas Maduro.
During opposition protests Tuesday in Caracus, Maduro's thugs deliberately plowed into a crowd of people, running them over and causing severe injury.
Other video shows live ammunition being sprayed into crowds.
#Venezuela ????: unbelievable footage from earlier this morning shows protesters and soldiers at La Carlota taking cover as pro-#Maduro forces fire live ammunition.— Thomas van Linge (@ThomasVLinge) April 30, 2019
via @NTN24ve pic.twitter.com/7qFKIYkjoV
Meanwhile, the Trump administration is fully backing Guaido.
I am monitoring the situation in Venezuela very closely. The United States stands with the People of Venezuela and their Freedom!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2019
Today interim President Juan Guaido announced start of Operación Libertad. The U.S. Government fully supports the Venezuelan people in their quest for freedom and democracy. Democracy cannot be defeated. #EstamosUnidosVE— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 30, 2019
The end of Maduro’s usurpation of power is possible. Venezuela’s armed forces should stand loyal to their people and the constitution. Democracy will be restored in Venezuela. https://t.co/ITSHkqLike— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) April 30, 2019
Russia, China, Iran and Turkey are backing Maduro.
Nicolás Maduro’s biggest defenders: China, Cuba, Russia, and Iran. They’re sending troops & guns to put down the Venezuelan people.— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) April 30, 2019
If a man is known by the company he keeps, what does that say about Maduro?