‘The people who killed him wore uniforms’: Inside the secret police squads eliminating Maduro’s enemies in Venezuela

The crack of the gunshot echoed down the narrow concrete stairs and off the crumbling hotchpotch block walls closing in over Jhonny Godoy as he slumped to his death.

Two days earlier the 29-year-old was running through his neighbourhood with a wide grin, draped in a Venezuelan flag.

“Maduro get out, you son of a bitch,” he cried in the empty road outside his home in a defiant a video uploaded to social media.