In April 2019, the plot to take down Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was first inspired. A group of soldiers swore loyalty to the would-be replacement for Maduro, Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader recognized by the U.S. and other countries as the rightful leader. Several weeks later many of these men reconvened in Columbia along with other former military members and political leaders. Many of them are believed to be drug traffickers or shady businessmen. U.S. citizens attended as well, including Jordan Goudreau, a former Green Beret medic who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Last month Goudreau and Cliver Alcalá, ringleader of the Venezuelan military deserters, were indicted by U.S. prosecutors for a narcoterrorist conspiracy.