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Key Venezuelan military official switches sides

(CNN)A Venezuelan military official publicly switched sides in the nation's power struggle on Saturday, provoking a swift response from defense leaders.Venezuela's military attaché in Washington, Col. Jose Luis Silva Silva, told CNN that he's breaking with President Nicolas Maduro and supporting Juan Guaido, the self-proclaimed interim president."I stand by the roadmap of acting President Juan Guaido," Silva said on a video shared on social media.Silva said the roadmap included "ceasing the usurpation of the executive power," the "beginning of a transition to a new government" and "free and transparent elections for all Venezuelans who want to participate." That led the Venezuelan defense ministry to put out a critical tweet on the minist ...