The weapons intercepted at Arturo Michelin airport in Venezuela from Miami on February 3, 2019. Photo: Venezuela Ministry of Interior, Justice and Peace.

Venezuela: US sending planes with guns, ammo and radios for President Maduro’s enemies

  • Boeing 767 belonging to US freight company has made dozens of flights between Miami, Colombia and Venezuela since January 11
  • Official said materiel was ‘destined for criminal groups and terrorist actions’ and ‘financed by the fascist extreme right’ and the US government
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The weapons intercepted at Arturo Michelin airport in Venezuela from Miami on February 3, 2019. Photo: Venezuela Ministry of Interior, Justice and Peace.
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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

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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