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Venezuela: Military Revolt Suppressed After Sergeant Calls for Gov’t Overthrow

HeadlineJan 22, 2019

In Venezuela, the government of President Nicolás Maduro said Monday it suppressed a military revolt, arresting a group of officers who stole weapons and kidnapped four officials. The attack at a National Guard outpost in the capital Caracas came shortly after a social media video circulated showing a sergeant calling for Venezuelans to support the removal of President Maduro. Maduro was inaugurated earlier this month to a second 6-year term. While some, including the United States, have called last year’s election “illegitimate,” Maduro has accused the U.S.—along with Canada and 12 Latin American allies—of plotting a coup against his socialist government. Click here to see our recent interview with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.

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