Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido told CNN Español that Maduro has lost the backing of the country's military.
“Evidently, there is no such backing of the armed forces to Maduro’s regime," he said. "Communication was blocked between civilian leaders and the democratic armed forces of Venezuela … but we have been able to pierce through that.”
“It’s great news for the entire country that the military of Venezuela’s armed forces have taken this step. They were an important part of this. This was fundamental not only for a transitioning, but to recover Venezuela’s sovereignty. Here we are next to our legislators, the military and soon with the people of Venezuela. We are determined to conquer freedom for our country,” he said.
Regarding Venezuelan opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez, Guaido said: “We have decreed amnesty and the release for jailed politicians. This is the beginning of the [release] of political leaders and military personnel.”