Venezuelan soldiers who went to Colombia on Saturday say they are afraid of the safety of their families under the authority of President Nicholas Maduro. can "throw up against my family".
"But I think this was the best decision I could make," he adds.
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Venezuelan security forces fired tear gas at volunteers and demonstrators at different checkpoints, burning outpost and throwing stones at soldiers and policemen.
Evil Guerin, BBC News, Columbia near the Venezuelan border
We met the deserters – men and women – one day after they made their weapons and left their posts. They found refuge in the Catholic Church, with a hidden presence on the street.
Some seemed to be shocked by violent scenes this weekend when Venezuelan troops fired their own people with tear gas and rubber bullets.
The parish priest who took them told us that many came beaten and beaten. The deserters said that they had fled because their homeland needed changes and their children needed food. Speaking on the phone with a loved one, one young officer cried out plainly. Most of those we met were infantrymen. They said that the top is still linked – with corruption – with President Nicholas Maduro and that he will struggle to stay in power.
But they said he had lost an army that believed in opposition leader Juan Guadio.
What do breakers say?
After he agreed to speak with the BBC on anonymity, a group of Venezuelan deserters based at the church in Kukuta described what left them behind the armed forces of President Maduro.
"There are many professional troops who want to do this. It will be a domino effect. have a significant impact on the armed forces, "said one 29-year-old man.
" The armed forces broke through so many corrupt officers.
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Another defeat, a woman, described the mood on Saturday as "tense." "I thought I could not to harm our people.
"My daughter is still in Venezuela, and it's the most painful, but I did it for her. It's hard because I do not know what they could do with her."
The third said she feels pain when seeing the Venezuelan people on the streets struggling for humanitarian aid.
"I felt powerless and useless, and I felt pain for everything that was happening," he said.
What is the latest?
On Sunday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that "the days of President Maduro listed" after deadly events on the weekend.
"The choice of exact days is complicated. I am sure the Venezuelan people will ensure that Maduro
At least two people died in Saturday battles between civilians and troops devoted to Maduro.
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He also said he would attend the meeting in Latin America mainly in Colombia on Monday, despite the ban on travel imposed by Mr Maduro. US Vice President Mike Pence will represent Washington at talks in Bogota.
A senior White House official said on Sunday that Mr Penns plans to declare "concrete steps" and "actions" in resolving the crisis on Monday's negotiations
Meanwhile, Colombia and Brazil have said they will exert pressure on Mr Maduro to abandon power US President Donald Trump did not rule out an armed response to the Venezuelan crisis.
The ship was reportedly loaded from nine freight containers filled with food and medicine.
Mr Maduro, who says he is a legitimate president and supported by key economic allies, including Russia, Cuba and China, has warned that foreign aid delivery will open the way for US military intervention.
Mr. Guaido, who declared himself the interim president of last month, claims that probable violations with the 2018 elections in the country make Maduro's leadership illegitimate
What happened on the border on Saturday?
The Venezuelan opposition was intended to bring peacefully assistance to trucks across borders with Brazil and Colombia.
Mr. Guaido promised that help will enter the country on Saturday. In response, Mr Maduro partially closed the country's borders.
Venezuelan civilians tried to cross to get food and medicine stores, but the attempt quickly came to bloody violence.
Soldiers opened fire on civilians. a mixture of live ammunition and rubber bullets.
Another video posted on social networks showed that four soldiers publicly condemn President and declare their support for Guaido.
Mr. Guaido promised the amnesty of the winners if they join the "right hand side of history."
How have we reached this?
The humanitarian aid that is held in Colombia and Brazil is in the center of the confrontation between Mr Maduro and Mr Guaydo returning to the controversial reelection of Mr Maduro in 2018.
For several years Venezuela was in the grip of the political and economic crisis.
The level of inflation that went out of control rose, prices on Venezuela were forced to afford the basic things.
B. more than three million people have fled Venezuela in recent years, reports UNHCR.