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Venezuela’s Dictatorship in Full Display: Army Officer Manhandles, Shoves President of National Assembly

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Venezuelan armed forces stay loyal to President Maduro

“[The government] has gone to great lengths to keep the military on its side through cash bonuses, wage hikes and the doling out of lucrative governorships and ministries,” said Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, Latin American specialist at Northwestern University, Illinois. Having profited from “smuggling, arbitrage and narco-trafficking schemes”, many within the military worry that if the president falls they will end up in court and then jail, he said. More…

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