Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez, right, arriving at a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, during which he threw his support behind Nicolas Maduro as “constitutional president”. Photo: AFP

Venezuela’s military backs embattled President Maduro, vows to defend ‘coup d’etat’ from US-backed opposition

  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urges support for opposition but analysts say the socialist president’s fall does not seem imminent, with the military’s backing
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Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez, right, arriving at a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, during which he threw his support behind Nicolas Maduro as “constitutional president”. Photo: AFP
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