Venezuela: Venezuelan air force general Francisco Yanez declares allegiance to Juan Guaido as interim head-of-state
General Francisco Yanez, high command of Venezuela’s air force, said he now recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim head-of-state, according to media reports Saturday.
In a video circulating on Twitter on Saturday, Yanez said most of the armed forces have already disavowed Maduro, who claims he is victim of a coup directed by the U.S.
“People of Venezuela, 90 percent of the armed forces of Venezuela are not with the dictator, they are with the people of Venezuela,” Yanez said in the video.
“Given the happenings of the last few hours, already the transition to democracy is imminent,” he claimed in the video.