Venezuela Readies for 'State of Internal Commotion' Ahead of Civilian Unrest

Venezuela Readies for 'State of Internal Commotion' Ahead of Civilian UnrestAs opposition to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro intensifies, the country is now preparing for the biggest military exercises in its history this Saturday – an opportunity to flex its military muscle ahead of possible violent street protests spurred by civilian unrest. Maduro has long been accused of human rights violations, including an abuse of power. The decree gives Maduro extra powers to deal with the economic crisis, including the right to impose tougher security measures – and it’s backed by the Venezuelan Supreme Court, which said the decree is justifiable.

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