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Montevideo, February 20th 2019 - 16:34 UTC

Tag: cubans

  • Saturday, February 9th 2019 - 09:15 UTC

    Maduro's protection in the hands of the Cuban security and intelligence services

    Maduro's faith in his own military may continue to wane, but at least for now he has the support of his armed forces, which has really kept him in power.

    Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro is increasingly leaning on the protection and support of his Cuban backers, amid mounting global pressures to leave office, according to several senior U.S. officials. Adm. Craig Faller, head of U.S. Southern Command, told U.S. senators on Thursday that Havana “owns the security around Maduro and is deeply entrenched in the intelligence service.”