UPDATED 10:50 AM PT – Sat. May 4, 2019
Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rallies with the South American country’s military.
Maduro spent time with soldiers Saturday, expressing his appreciation for their willingness to stand by him as their commander-in-chief, during the uprising started by opposition groups.
He said his opponents are just using money to sew division in the country, calling soldiers who defected and joined the opposition “traitors.”
“I trust in the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, in your loyalty, I trust you,” said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. “But look out! A handful of traitors can’t tarnish the honor, union, cohesion and image of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces in front of the people the world. Say ‘no’ to traitors, ‘out’ with the traitors.”
Meanwhile, Venezuela’s self-proclaimed Interim President Juan Guaidó remains determined to remove Maduro from power.