Will Maduro Arrest Guaido? US, Russia are Watching

Guaido, without immunity, dares Venezuelan authorities to arrest him

Juan Guaido dares Maduro to arrest him. Photo: presstv.com

HAVANA TIMES – Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido on Tuesday challenged authorities to arrest him after the Constituent Assembly loyal to President Nicolas Maduro stripped him of his parliamentary immunity, reports dpa news.

“If the regime dares to kidnap me and carry out a coup, we will respond forcefully,” Guaido tweeted after Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello announced the chamber’s decision.

“We have already spoken with world leaders. The usurpers don’t want to test the resolution of the international community,” Guaido added.

The Constituent Assembly was created by Maduro in 2017 in a bid to usurp power from the National Assembly.

“[Guaido’s prosecution] is officially authorized,” Cabello, who is also Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s right-hand man, said following the Constituent Assembly vote.

Guaido, the head of the National Assembly, has been engaged in a power struggle with Maduro since January, when he declared himself president and was immediately recognized by the United States and dozens of other countries.

The Constituent Assembly was created by Maduro in 2017 in a bid to usurp power from the opposition-controlled National Assembly, which had its legislative abilities stripped.

Flouting a travel ban imposed by the country’s Supreme Court, Guaido embarked on a tour of Latin American countries in February in a bid to rally support for his leadership.

Despite threats to arrest him on his return in early March, he was allowed to pass through Caracas airport and go free.

On Monday, Supreme Court President Maikel Moreno said he had referred the matter of Guaido’s immunity to the the Constituent Assembly and Attorney General Tarek William Saab.

Maduro, who was re-elected last year in a highly questioned election, has presided over a complete economic collapse and humanitarian disaster in Venezuela, although the president says he sees no crisis.

The country has also suffered a series of blackouts in recent weeks, which have left some parts without running water for several days at a time and caused further food and medicine shortages.

3 thoughts on “Will Maduro Arrest Guaido? US, Russia are Watching

  • Goodbye and keep driythat koolaid Bolivarusn Revolution. Lol. Dated I bet you live in the first world

  • ?? Free Venezuela!!!

  • Ok now the curtain is pulled on Havana Times and I am signing off as a subscriber. You continue to ignore the US led effort to sabotage the Venezuelan economy and overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution with a US Led coup with its sanctions and subtrefuge and placement of US trained puppet Guaido. The fact that Trump Bolton and Abrams are behind this effort because they want control of Venezuelan oil resources makes the intent of the coming invasion clear. Enough of this one sided story. Down with US imperialism and its lackeys.

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