from MintPress News
Amid the early morning chaos of yesterday’s failed US backed coup attempt
in Venezuela, Leopoldo López — the political mentor and top adviser to
self-declared “Interim President” Juan Guaidó — made a startling claim
to a group of international journalists gathered outside the La Carlota
airbase in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas.
According to Bloomberg reporter Andrew Rosati, who was present for López’s and Guaidó’s announcement of the now-failed “military uprising,” López told him
and other foreign reporters that he and Guaidó — after speaking to
high-ranking government officials throughout the Americas and their
political allies within Venezuela — wanted the United States government
to be a part of the government they hope to install if they succeed in
ousting Venezuela’s current president, Nicolás Maduro.
The claim received very little media
attention, given the day’s events, despite the fact that López, long
believed to be the power behind Guaidó and the architect of his rise to
power, stated that Guaidó’s parallel government would aim to essentially
turn the country into a colony of the United States. López did not
elaborate as to the extent of the role he and Guaidó hoped to see the
U.S. play in a future Venezuelan government. Yet, any planned role for
the U.S. government in Venezuela’s government would gravely undermine
Venezuela’s national sovereignty and any semblance of independence of a
future Guaidó-led administration...
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