Venezuelan government thwarts military uprising in Valencia

Venezuelan government thwarts military uprising in Valencia

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The Venezuelan government has Sunday, a military uprising stopped in the centre of the Venezuelan city of Valencia.

Twenty commanders under the leadership of a former captain tried in opposition against the government of president Nicolás Maduro. The uprising failed.

(The Cabello of the ruling party said on Twitter that the government forces, the rebellion has been able to stop it. He spoke of a “terrorist act”. Several people have been arrested.

It’s been months restless in the South American country. Certainly 125 people came for the past four months to confrontations between protesters and security forces. The tensions in the country will continue on since the election a week ago.


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The president has a constitutional assembly from its supporters to opt for the rules to change in the country. The Venezuelan opposition boycotted the election, because the body from supporters of Maduro exists and is seen as an attempt of the elected parliament to undermine.

The constitutional council, which has unlimited powers, was dismissed Saturday, attorney general Luisa Ortega Díaz. Ortega is known as one of the fiercest critics of the Venezuelan government. They will be replaced by an “ally” of the government.

The South American economic alliance Mercosur, the same day Venezuela as a member suspended. To make that decision to turn back, Maduro, among others, the democracy recovering, political prisoners release and the controversial constituent assembly, dismantle.


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