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.