Venezuela minister warns violence won’t get opposition into Miraflores

Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez warns on state television that “he who gets inside Miraflores with violence will be ousted with violence” after self-proclaimed leader Juan Guaido said he had the support of troops to oust President Nicolas Maduro. SOUNDBITE

Maduro’s number two assures Venezuela doesn’t need “fixing”

Maduro’s number two, Diosdado Cabello, from the government palace of Miraflores says he is “sure” he will listen to “explanations and whining” from a group of troops who had joined opposition leader Juan Guaido’s campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro as the government vowed to put down what it called an attempted coup. SOUNDBITE

Venezuelans divided as Guaido calls ‘everyone to the streets’

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and his supporters throng the streets of Caracas to protest against President Nicolas Maduro’s government, as massive blackouts and the collapse of water supplies further exacerbated a growing political crisis. Meanwhile, thousands march toward the Miraflores presidential palace in a demonstration called by President Nicolas Maduro.