He said that more than 850 people had been detained between January 21 and 26, including 77 children, some as young as 12. On January 23, 696 people were detained across the country, the highest daily number of detentions in Venezuela in 20 years.
Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido says the opposition is in behind-the-scenes talks with the military as he tries to wrest power from Nicolas Maduro.
“A political decision” by the army command “respecting the constitution” would topple incumbent President Maduro, Guaido said in an interview with the Colombian daily El Tiempo, published on Monday.
Asked if soldiers would comply, Guaido replied: “Yes, I believe that. And we are working to facilitate that route.”