Venezuelan demonstrators turned out en masse Saturday, with a new ally: Francisco Yanez, an air force general who declared his support for self-proclaimed “interim president,” Juan Guaidó. Yanez, on YouTube, called for soliders to follow and claimed 90 percent don’t support President Nicolás Maduro. Government loyalists, rallying behind images of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, also demonstrated while the air force denounced “traitor” Yanez.
What’s next? While U.S. sanctions isolating Venezuela’s state-run oil company have drivers worried that already scarce fuel supplies will run out, major European nations have said they’ll recognize Guaidó today if new elections aren’t announced.