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Venezuelan revolutionary leader Juan Guaido failed to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday after calling on the military to oust the South American dictator.

Secret talks between Venezuelan military officials and revolutionary leader Juan Guaido reportedly broke down or were sabotaged.

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Guaido called on the military to revolt but lacked support from the generals, and Maduro remained in control despite thousands of Venezuelans protesting against him.

Revolutionary leader Juan Guaido’s gambit to oust Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro failed Tuesday after Guaido called on the military to oust the sitting president.

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Guaido’s gamble failed after secret talks between the revolutionaries and high-ranking officials in Maduro’s regime reportedly either broke down or were sabotaged, leading Guaido to call upon the Venezuelan military without having the support of its top leadership, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The United States and 53 other countries recognize Guaido, the president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, as the legitimate president of Venezuela. Maduro continues to rule with strong support from China, Cuba and Russia.

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“We know that a part, a large part, a majority of the [military] high command were talking with the Supreme Court and Juan Guaidó about a change, a change in government, with the departure of Maduro, and with guarantees for the military,” U.S. special envoy Elliott Abrams told an online Venezuelan TV network VPITV Wednesday, according to TheWSJ.

Maduro denied reports that officials in his government engaged in talks with Guaido. Maduro and other top government officials blamed the U.S. for attempting to stage a “coup” in Venezuela, calling Guaido a puppet of Washington.

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Guaido’s camp believed it had struck a tentative deal and had drawn up an agreement outlining guarantees for top government officials, including allowing them to stay in their positions and committing to holding new elections within a year....
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