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August 26, 2017 11:05 PM Venezuelans learn to shoot, fight at war drills to defy Trump

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Caracas, Venezuela, Aug 26 – Venezuelan troops taught civilians how to shoot rifles, fire missiles and engage in hand-to-hand combat during drills held Saturday in defiance of US sanctions and President Donald Trump’s threat of military action. War planes, tanks and 200,000 troops of the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) 9

August 17, 2017 6:51 AM Security forces ‘massacre’ 37 inmates awaiting trial in Venezuelan jail, governor says

At least 37 inmates awaiting trial have been killed during a security raid on a Venezuelan jail, the governor of the southern state of Amazonas said on Wednesday. Special security forces, including military units, had stormed the prison in the state capital Puerto Ayacucho to confiscate weapons that had been smuggled in to prisoners, said Liborio Guarulla 6

August 17, 2017 12:31 AM Dozens killed in gun battle at Venezuelan prison

Fighting erupted between inmates and security forces in the prison in the city of Puerto Ayacucho, in Amazonas state. At least 37 people were killed during clashes between armed inmates and security forces at a small prison in southern Venezuela, the state's governor said on Wednesday. Governor Liborio Guarulla said the bloodshed came after fighting 10

August 13, 2017 5:12 AM Trump's threat of Venezuela military action could bolster Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's talk of possible military action in Venezuela could be a political life-line for the country's unpopular leader, who has long used the threat of U.S. aggression to justify policies that have shredded the economy. President Nicolas Maduro has continued the free-spending socialist "revolution" started by his predecessor 11

August 12, 2017 4:14 PM Latin America to slam Trump's 'military option' threat

Latin American nations led by Peru are negotiating a written rebuke of U.S. President Donald Trump after he said the United States was considering a "military option" involving Venezuela, as the crisis-stricken country prepares its own response. Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation of Washington's response 35

August 12, 2017 12:45 PM Trump mulling ‘military option’ on Venezuela

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Bedminster, United States, Aug 12 – US President Donald Trump said Friday he was considering military options as a response to the escalating crisis in Venezuela, a move the South American country quickly shot down as “craziness.” Washington has slapped sanctions on President Nicolas Maduro and some of his allies, and branded 25

August 12, 2017 7:59 AM Trump Warns of Potential U.S. 'Military Option' in Venezuela

President Donald Trump said he’s considering a military option in response to the political and economic crisis in Venezuela, raising the specter of a U.S. intervention in Latin America that could spread turmoil in the region. Trump’s statement suggested the U.S. may get more deeply involved in Venezuela, which has been subject to increasing sanctions 21

August 12, 2017 4:48 AM Venezuela arrests two for barracks attack

Two renegade officers who attacked a Venezuelan army base last weekend have been captured, the country's defence minister has said. General Vladimir Padrino tweeted that the "leaders and masterminds of the paramilitary and terrorist assault" had been arrested. The suspects are a 38-year-old former captain, Juan Carlos Caguaripano Scott, and a lieutenant 22

August 12, 2017 12:52 AM Trump Says ‘Military Option’ Possibility in Venezuela

President Donald Trump raised the possibility of “military option” in Venezuela over that country’s president’s power grab that has roiled the South American nation. "We have many options for Venezuela, and by the way, I'm not going to rule out a military option," Trump told reporters outside his club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Trump called Venezuela 21

August 12, 2017 12:11 AM Trump threatens Venezuela with unspecified 'military option'

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation in Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis. "The people are suffering and they are dying. We have many options for Venezuela including a possible military option if necessary," Trump told reporters 17