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With Air Force Arrests, Venezuela’s Maduro Puts Focus on Civil-Military Relations

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Late last month, Venezuela’s government arrested three generals of the country’s air force, accusing them of plotting a coup. In an email interview, Harold Trinkunas, senior fellow and director of the Latin America Initiative in the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy program, explained the state of Venezuela’s civil-military relations.

WPR: What has been the overall state of civil-military relations in Venezuela in recent years? ...

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