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Heavily Armed Soldiers Aborted a Plan to Enter Venezuela by Force

  • They were ready to open path for aid but Colombia opposed idea
  • As Maduro-Guaido standoff drags on, patience is wearing thin
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Soldiers Aborted Plan To Enter Venezuela
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Late last month, as U.S. officials joined Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido near a bridge in Colombia to send desperately needed aid to the masses and challenge the rule of Nicolas Maduro, some 200 exiled soldiers were checking their weapons and planning to clear the way for the convoy.

Led by retired General Cliver Alcala, who has been living in Colombia, they were going to drive back the Venezuelan national guardsmen blocking the aid on the other side. The plan was stopped by the Colombian government, which learned of it late and feared violent clashes at a highly public event it promised would be peaceful.