T his week will be the most important rebellion against the oppressive ruler Nicolas Maduro. This is because Venezuela will meet on Tuesday to demand the resignation of Maduro, as well as trying to bring US aid through the Colombian border.
Maduro ordered his army to stop them. So, is military fire on Venezuelan colleagues?
This week's events are different from previous protests. When previous street protests showed great dissatisfaction with Maduro, they did not directly agree with his command of the army. However, a Venezuelan activist is trying to force US cross-border aid to force Madur to decide whether to flee and allow the aid to go, or to require action to limit it.
Maduro's contender, interim president Juan Guaido, expects Maduro to blink. He and Maduro know that the US has warned that any action against US workers, some of whom will be supported by helpers, or against Guaido, is a red line. This means that any Maduro attack on the escorts will be accompanied by a military demonstration with the US that Maduro will certainly lose.
Guaido also hopes that battalion or brigade-level Venezuelan middle-aged officers will abandon Madur's command and then unite against him. And if Guaido wins over the colonel, he pulls the mat from Maduro generals and forces the despot to fall.
However, blood cannot be excluded. Maduro is convinced that giving help is a pretext for overthrowing his regime. And while most military workers oppose Madur, they continue to follow their orders in fear of Cuban repression against their families. As Adm Craig Faller explained to Congress last week, “Venezuela has about 2,000 generals, more than all of NATO, and most of them are illicit drug and corrupt businesses in Maduro's wages. buy their loyalty and protection. "Admiral added that Cuba" is very protective of Madura and is deeply established in the intelligence service. "
The Trump administration must continue to support the provision of assistance to innocent civilians who need them. She must continue to warn that any damage to the Guinea or US diplomats will lead to extreme repression. And it must keep the pressure on Cuba, making it clear that the constant support of Havana for despotism will result in a steadily increasing US pressure