Interim President Juan Guaidó called for a massive protest for May 1st, marking the beginning of the end of the regime in Venezuela. This protest called "Operacion Libertad" (Operation Liberty) was to be the day when the usurpation of power in Venezuela would end. In the early morning hours of April 30th, Juan Guaidó appeared in a video surrounded by military troops alongside long time political leader, out of house arrest, Leopoldo Lopez. In this video, Guaidó makes a peaceful call for all military and all citizens to join them in the fight and rescuing of the country.
General Hugo "El Pollo" Carvajal was arrested in Madrid, Spain on a US warrant for trafficking 5,600 kilograms of cocaine from Venezuela to Mexico" in 2006. His arrest comes after a 2014 indictment by the Southern District of New York. Carvajal advised the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez for more than a decade, and headed the country's security apparatus. Recently, he became the most influential military figure to declare his loyalty to opposition leader Juan Guaidó.