XXMaduro said that the military exercise on the 24th was aimed at "polishing weapons" and the armed forces were the key to ensuring that Venezuela could continue to follow its own path in a peaceful environment.
Guaido still encourages people to go to the streets
According to Agence France-Presse reported on July 5th, one continued to encourage the people to "go to the streets" and the other issued a call to the army: Venezuela's National Day, an opportunity for the opposition leader Guaydo to re-energize supporters, For Maduro, it is a good opportunity to show its "very appreciated" to the military.
"Don't surrender! We will achieve it! Don't have any doubts, we will be successful." Guaido is greeted by supporters who celebrate the National Day and oppose the Maduro government. However, thousands of demonstrators on the streets today are much less than when they just self-proclaimed the "provisional president" at the beginning of the year. He said: "Is there any doubts? Yes, yes. This is normal. We are listening and accepting criticism, but I ask you to have confidence in us. We will continue to occupy the streets and continue to mobilize the whole of Venezuela."
Guadeo, who failed to launch military transformation on April 30 this year, had to embark on the road of dialogue. Representatives of the opposition and Maduro’s presidential camp held two rounds of talks in Norway in May, but did not achieve any substantive results.
In his speech on the 5th, Guaido said that if he can carry out the three goals he has set, he will not "not be afraid" to talk. These three goals are: Maduro stepped down, set up a "transitional government", and organized "free elections."
According to a report by the Effie Society on July 5, Guaido said on the 2nd that the opposition and the government did not start new contacts in order to promote the Norwegian dialogue. However, Venezuelan President Maduro said that the tentative dialogue is going well and there will be good news in the future.
The report said that although Guaydo did not expressly renounce the tentative dialogue held in Norway on the 5th, he warned that the opposition will not be allowed to play in the hands of the opposition, and the opposition will not fear any possibility, including Norway has a dialogue.xx