Venezuela’s ex-military deserted Maduro hoping for a revolution. Now they’re on the brink of homelessness.
Rengifo’s journey to the border town of Cúcuta, Colombia, put his life — and those of his family — at risk, but united him with hundreds of military and security officials who have already taken the same bold decision.
Together, they intended to heed the call of self-appointed interim President Juan Guiadó to march back into Venezuela and bring Guiadó to power, removing President Nicolás Maduro, whom they see as a tyrant.
Nearly three months on, however, the scenario seems little more than a dream.