Venezuela’s Maduro Orders Military Drill after Trump Comments

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Venezuela’s president has ordered the armed forces to hold exercises following US President Donald Trump comments about military intervention.

In a televised speech, Nicolás Maduro said Venezuelans had to be prepared to defend the country against “the imperialist boot”.

The “civic-military” exercises are due to take place on 26-27 August.

Mr Trump warned last Friday that the US was looking at all options on Venezuela “including a possible military option”.

His comments were condemned by other Latin American countries and by the Venezuelan opposition.

Venezuela faces a worsening political crisis and more than 120 people have been killed in anti-government protests since April.

Source: BBC

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