A senior official of the Armed Forces of Venezuela declared himself in disobedience against the president, Nicolás Maduro, on Tuesday night, encouraging the reports about the discomfort among the military.
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Colonel Pedro Chirinos Dorante, who identified himself as military advisor to the permanent mission of Venezuela at the United Nations, announced in a video broadcast on social networks that he declared himself in “disobedience” against the Maduro government.
Dressed in an olive military suit and a black beret, between two flags of Venezuela and the UN, and with a picture of the liberator Simon Bolivar in the background, Chirinos Dorante offered his subordination to the “transitional government” of the head of the National Assembly and opposition leader, Juan Guaidó , who declared himself president in charge of the South American country at the end of January.