International concern mounts over Venezuela

Venezuelan Defense Minister Padrino Lopez talks with Venezuelan troops during a military training in Caracas on May 21, 2016International concerns are mounting over the economic and political crisis in Venezuela, where the military on Saturday wrapped up two days of exercises ordered by embattled President Nicolas Maduro. With the oil-dependent country’s economy imploding under recession and hyperinflation, public sentiment is backing Maduro’s ouster. Venezuela is “a country prepared to win the biggest war that could happen,” Maduro said in a televised speech.

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