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Venezuela’s Military Ignoring Guaido’s Call to Join Democratic Opposition

May 2, 2019

Episode Notes:

Venezuela's Juan Guaido on Monday called on members of the military to rise up against the Maduro regime. Both pro- and anti-government supporters held demonstrations in Caracas but it appears that few of the military switched sides to join the rebellion.

Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Policy Analyst on Latin America at the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity at the Cato Institute, joins the Warcast to discuss the operation, why it's failing, and what's possible now. (~11 minutes)

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 2:42 ] Point of no return
[ 4:21 ] Why the regime is so resilient
[ 7:35 ] Pompeo's claim of Russian assurances
[ 9:00 ] What happens now

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