US National Security Adviser John Bolton holds his notes during a press briefing at the White House on Monday. The note “5,000 troops to Colombia” hints at a possible US troop deployment amid the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. Photo: AP

US security chief John Bolton’s notepad says ‘5,000 troops to Colombia’, hinting at secret US military option for Venezuela

  • The handwritten note by US National Security Adviser John Bolton was seen at a press conference for White House reporters
  • Bolton refused to rule out a US military option amid political upheaval in Venezuela, where Washington recognises opposition leader Juan Guaido as president
Topic |   Venezuela

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US National Security Adviser John Bolton holds his notes during a press briefing at the White House on Monday. The note “5,000 troops to Colombia” hints at a possible US troop deployment amid the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. Photo: AP
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The prize is Venezuela’s military – and on Sunday both sides of the deepening crisis in Caracas worked to win it. Photo: Reuters

Venezuela rivals Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido fight for military’s backing in power struggle

  • Country’s military takes centre stage in global debate over who holds legitimate claim to power
Topic |   Venezuela

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The prize is Venezuela’s military – and on Sunday both sides of the deepening crisis in Caracas worked to win it. Photo: Reuters
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