Did Venezuela’s Minister of Defense Back Out At The Last Minute?

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) chose General Vladimir Padrino to join him in a “Civilian-Military Joint Command” tasked with distributing food and medicine (source: dpa)

Faustas Blog: Venezuela: Did the Minister of Defense back out at the last minute?

I have documented every post on Latin America strenuously, but this post is an exception. I do not have contacts in the country or in any of the other places involved, so please read with caution.

In his Thursday, May 2, 2019 show, Jaime Bayly described that the Minister of Defense for the National Armed Forces of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, General Vladimir Padrino, had agreed to aid Juan Guaidó remove Nicolas Maduro from office.


WNU Editor: If the above story is true, Venezuela’s Minister of Defense, General Vladimir Padrino, would have been removed immediately. But he is still there, and this weekend he was photographed with Venezuelan President Maduro. But all is not rosy in Maduro’s circle. This defection did shock everyone …. Head of Venezuela’s Secret Police Has Defected To The Opposition (May 1, 2019).

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