Venezuela Claims It “Crushed” A Military Rebellion

Sunday, August 6, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Aug 6, 2017

One day after Maduro’s new “constituent assembly” expelled chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz – the highest-ranking member of President Maduro’s administration to break ranks with the authoritarian – from her post and ordered her to stand trial, confirming fears that it would use its unchecked powers to root out government critics, Venezuelan authorities claimed to have suppressed a military rebellion near the central city of Valencia, an official said on Sunday morning.

As Reuters reports, socialist Party deputy Diosdado Cabello made the announcement shortly after the release of a video showing a group of men in military uniform announcing a rebellion and calling for a broad uprising against President Nicolas Maduro. Cabello also said that there was a “terrorist” attack at a military base controlled by troops loyal to the government and several people were arrested, according to AP. One witness in the area of a military base in the town of Naguanagua reported hearing gunshots before dawn, but Cabello said the situation had been brought under control.

On Twitter, Cabello said that troops acted quickly to control the situation in the early morning at the Paramacay base in the central city of Venezuela.

In a video released on Sunday, a man who identified himself as Juan Carlos Caguaripano, a former National Guard captain, and flanked by about a dozen men in military uniforms said: “We demand the immediate formation of a transition government.” He added that “this is not a coup d’etat. This is a civic and military action to re-establish constitutional order. But more than that, it is to save the country from total destruction.” In the video, Caguaripano added that any unit refusing to go along with its call for rebellion would be declared a military target.

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