One of the negotiators on the Venezuelan side was allegedly Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez, who is thought to have had a last-minute change of heart.

The Trump administration had an agreement in place with Venezuela’s military that President Nicolas Maduro would be arrested during this week’s attempted coup, the Spanish newspaper ABC reports, citing a source in the US National Security Council.

Washington apparently reached the deal with Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez via phone talks conducted over the past few months.

Padrino, alongside other ministers and generals, is said to have accepted the agreements drafted by the self-proclaimed acting president, Juan Guaido. This roadmap would include a call for fresh elections within a month — one of Guaido’s main promises — and the recognition of the opposition lawmaker as the “legitimate and interim” head of state.

In turn, president of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice Maikel Moreno, a Maduro ally, had reportedly planned to declare illegitimate the Constituent Assembly, a parallel legislature loyal to Maduro convened by a presidential decree in 2017 in defiance of the opposition-held National Assembly.

This move, as per the report, would legally allow the military to notify Maduro that he was either leaving the country for Cuba or would be detained by court order.

The agreements were supposed be signed at the military base La Carlota in Caracas, from where Guaido, on Tuesday, urged the armed forces and civilians in a video address to join what he called the final push to topple Maduro.

However, his coup attempt did not gain enough traction to oust the president, with the military leadership voicing their support for the government.

According to ABC, White House officials are not aware of what happened on Tuesday, while some sources apparently believe that the coup was derailed by Padrino, who backed out at the last minute.

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Incidentally, the US special envoy to the Bolivarian republic, Elliott Abrams, said on Wednesday that the high-ranking Venezuelan officials who had earlier negotiated Maduro’s departure had “turned off their cellular”.

Maduro on Thursday met with top military officials, calling on them to repel “any coup plotter”. “No one can be afraid — it is the hour to defend our right to peace,” he said at a ceremony attended by some 4,500 military personnel.

General Padrino, who also attended, said: “We’ve come to ratify our loyalty… to the supreme commander of the armed forces, who is our only president, President Nicolas Maduro.”

 

Source: Sputnik

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ameritard govt is totally aware of its failure in Venezuela and elsewhere in the world – such total losers like its vile master, lucifer and will always be till eternity

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It appears that the US government has been ‘hoist by one’s own petard’. 🙂

It will of course be Russia’ Lols fault. LOL

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Didn’t you noticed how Russia had it very easy in Syria? No distribution of ManPADS, they could have transferred MiM-23K/J or L/M Hawk still in storage : the latest version was very interesting and they’re pretty easy to move. Still 21-22 users about to phase ’em out and there are still a lot of retired ones stored under cocoons in NATO-countries. It would have been very easy to smuggle 80 launchers to the Latakia area, provide them targetting data from a Turkish E-7 and wreck serious havoc to RuAF based in Hmeimim… Ukraine could receive shïtloads of ATGMs, SAMs, ManPADS,… Read more »

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@Daeshbags-Sux, you are missing the implications of MANPADs at the loose on Turkey’s border. One MANPAD in wrong hands can finish the Sultan’s tourist industry.

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The EU always warned the US for MANPAD support.

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@FlorianGeyer, Tzar Vlad the alchemist crafted this political Novichok – he is guilty of Maduro’s failure to leave for Cuba.

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“ameritard govt is totally aware of its failure in Venezuela and elsewhere in the world” => I think you don’t see the big picture and you’re seriously mistaking yourself about the real Trump’s intentions. You really should read Chalmers Johnson : this is at work now. They’re absolutely putting it in practise. CIA has already started despite Killary’n’Co by sabotaging the Qatar/Turkey/Iran plan in Syria. “such total losers” => Nope, it’s exactly what they want! “like its vile master, lucifer and will always be till eternity” => You obviously missed your Latin lessons! Lux = the light Fer = bearing,… Read more »

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@Daeshbags-Sux, yes the predicted Empire is at work.
And I see no regime change possible within the Empire.
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Both sides are trampling democracy and its institutions. IMHO.

And the US Empire’s services are as always in the middle of it.

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DIG JEWS, DIG DEEPER THE BUNKER https://warcraftking.tumblr.com/post/184575623349/promise-of-mohd-the-end-of-jews-promised-by VENEZUELA Support the ruling govt cos who force the people pay debt before allowed to eat 3 meal perday is IMF and World bank that now supporting the leader of opposition. That mean fate of the people will never change even the govt overthrown. And the only way to help Venezuela now sit with Russia and China. Cos only them could convert all those loan with IMF and World bank into loan repayment by oil. The only way to end the people misery that paying neverending debt. Cos Russia and China oil company… Read more »

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Nigel, You better diggggg. ISRAEL’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS:
https://fas.org/nuke/guide/israel/nuke/farr.htm

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Hihi, Padrino did what in our intelligence community are calling “intoxication”… What a moronic attempt : the army had already been purged after the botched coup against Chavez. Pure amateur job or… was it deliberate? I’m tempted by the 2nd solution! The reasons may not be caught by many, it’s even likely that Bolton himself doesn’t gets it. This is pure Trump stuff : this is diversion, the real goal is different : CIA is not that amateur 😉 It’s like Mossad : when they’re in to get you, they don’t miss. If the job fails, it’s they wanted it… Read more »