Venezuelan Leaders Say They Squashed Attempted Uprising At Military Base

Vatican’s strong Venezuela stand gives backing to bishops

Vatican’s strong Venezuela stand gives backing to bishops

Venezuela's military said Sunday it repelled a "terrorist" attack on one of its bases in the city of Valencia led by an army deserter allegedly linked to "foreign governments".

The head of Venezuela's ruling party, Diosdado Cabello, said the "terrorist" attack at a military base in Valencia was averted with the help of troops loyal to the government.

Earlier on Sunday, an online video showed a group of men in military uniforms saying they were launching an uprising against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro. Solo le pido a Dios que lo proteja a él y a quienes lo siguen. More than 100 people have been killed, almost 2,000 wounded and more than 500 detained.

Late Saturday, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was returned to house arrest after being taken into custody in the middle of the night Tuesday.

The activist's wife Lilian Tintori said on Twitter that she and her husband remain committed to achieving "peace and freedom for Venezuela".

Another high-profile dissident, Antonio Ledezma, 62, was released back to house arrest Friday after being hauled away the same day as Lopez. Eighty percent of Venezuelans live in poverty, many are suffering from malnutrition, illness and outright hunger, inflation has risen to record levels, jails are filled with political prisoners, hospitals host an overpopulation of sick children, asylum requests have increased, and on top of all this, violence is more and more common.

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But with last week's vote to create a constituent assembly, which critics labeled a sham governing body to consolidate Maduro's power, the crisis has been escalating.

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Delcy Rodriguez, who was sworn in as the ANC President, promised to represent the Venezuelan people and their demands in the new legislative chamber, Xinhua news agency reports. Cries of "traitor" and "justice" erupted during the vote to oust Luisa Ortega from her post.

Brazil is criticizing the removal of Venezuela's chief prosecutor by a newly installed constitutional assembly with almost unlimited authority to govern.

"These attacks, planned by delirious minds in Miami, only strengthen the morale of our armed forces and the Bolivarian people", said Socialist Party official Elias Jaua.

It might look like the United States has taken a step forward by deciding to impose sanctions on American firms and individuals doing business with Mr Maduro, but it is demoralising to learn that, on the other hand, Venezuela and the U.S. have been trading oil with each other. Supporters say it will pacify a country rocked by violent protests. The Maduro government later identified a former official as the ringleader in Sundays attack, but didnt identify him by name and Caguaripano was not among the attackers killed or captured.

"We declare ourselves in legitimate rebellion, united today more than ever, with the courageous Venezuelan people, to ignore the murderous tyranny of Nicolás Maduro", a soldier said in the clip.

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