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Guaido Aides Resign Posts After Botched Invasion of Venezuela

  • Opposition seeks to distance itself from bungled invasion
  • Guaido said operation was staged by Maduro to jail enemies
Juan Guaido
Juan GuaidoPhotographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido accepted the resignation of two aides, one of whom said he’d been in contact with former U.S. Green Beret Jordan Goudreau, who took responsibility for leading a botched raid in Venezuela.

Juan Jose Rendon, Guaido’s commissioner for general strategy, and Sergio Vergara, commissioner for crisis management and member of the National Assembly, presented their resignation. “Juan Guaido accepted the resignation of the officials and thanked them for their dedication and commitment to Venezuela,” according to a statement from Guaido’ office. More than 50 nations recognize the opposition leader and the National Assembly’s president as Venezuela’s legitimate leader.