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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:11 PM

Venezuela's Maduro orders militia expansion as Guaido tours blackout-ravaged state

Source: Reuters

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday ordered an expansion of civilian militia by nearly one million members as opposition leader Juan Guaido toured western Zulia state, which has been hard hit by electricity blackouts.

Guaido, the leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly who in January invoked Venezuela's constitution to assume an interim presidency, has called on the military to abandon Maduro amid a hyperinflationary economic collapse made worse by several nationwide blackouts in the past month.

Guaido has been recognized as Venezuela's rightful leader by the United States and most Western countries, who agree with his argument that Maduro's 2018 re-election was illegitimate.

The civilian militia, created in 2008 by the late former president and Maduro mentor Hugo Chavez, reports directly to the presidency and is intended to complement the armed forces.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/venezuelas-maduro-orders-militia-expansion-guaido-tours-blackout-000122567.html



Arming civilian militias (in addition to importing Russian troops) indicates Maduro is expecting big trouble in the immediate future.

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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:25 PM

1. Of course. He's expanding his death squads. So he can say he had nothing to do with it.

He'll say the military isnt doing it, its "terrorists funded by the CIA". Hell, some HERE will say it

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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 03:14 PM

2. Not surprising

Have to keep Maduro in power and the people in line, one way or another.

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