Venezuela arrests over ‘uprising attempt’

A leading member of the Venezuelan government says arrests have been made after soldiers apparently tried to launch an uprising against President Maduro.

The ruling Socialist Party’s deputy leader, Diosdado Cabello, called it a “terrorist attack” on Twitter.

It happened in Valencia in Carabobo state in the country’s north-west.

A video circulated on social media of a uniformed group calling themselves the 41st Brigade.

  • Everyone remember to check off “Reichstag Moment” on your lists.

    Next, massive expansion of dictatorial powers.

  • huron


  • Tweety58

    These men are martyrs.

    Hopefully Maduro et al will soon be swinging from lamp posts.

  • Cat-astrophe

    This is what “post national state” REALLY looks like.

  • ntt1

    this is exactly what progressivism wants to progress towards, its just old fashioned totalitarian fascism. its on open display at campus across the free world and is openly tauight by “post modernist” communist professors. the media is cheering this old repeatedly failing movement on by encouraging the splintering of our culture in to diverse groups and fanning the flames of entitlement and grievance, For instance; try listening to any CBC interview with one of their favoured grievance groups, total fabrications are allowed to fly unchallenged.

  • David Murrell

    If President Trump has any stern stuff, he would impose an embargo on Venezuelan oil.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Better still, arm the opposition.

  • SDMatt

    The military are always a last resort to counter socialist evil when the latter fully employ their program (*cough* Spanish Civil War). Chavez and Maduro likely purged the Venezuelan military of what they saw as “dangerous” officers long time ago.

  • tom_billesley

    The UK has given nearly £6 million in aid to Venezuela in the last 4 years, including £160,000 for police training.

    In 2012 Diane Abbott hailed the “clean and robust” Venezuelan electoral process while claiming it was an improvement on the British system,

  • Hard Little Machine

    Let it burn