Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Here’s the Amnesty Pamphlet Guaido Is Offering to Military Defectors

Juan Guaido speaks to members of the media during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro outside the University Hospital in Caracas on Jan. 30, 2019.

Juan Guaido speaks to members of the media during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro outside the University Hospital in Caracas on Jan. 30, 2019.

Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

Backers of opposition leader Juan Guaido fanned out across Venezuela’s capital on Wednesday, passing out copies of a pamphlet promising amnesty to any member of the military who abandons Nicolas Maduro’s socialist regime.

The four-page pamphlet, printed on National Assembly letterhead, contains six articles that would extend amnesty to members of the armed forces, civilians and other officers who have been jailed, persecuted or exiled for political reasons from Jan. 1, 1999 to now.