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11 Venezuelan Military Officials Arrested Over Alleged Massacre

Twelve bodies were found in mass graves in Miranda state on Friday. (Archive)

Eleven members of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) were arrested over the weekend for their alleged role in the murder of twelve people. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Announces Changes to Top Military Command

President Maduro at a military parade in commemoration of Venezuelan Independence Day. (AFP | Federico Parra)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday a shuffle of the nation’s top military commanders in a bid to strengthen the Bolivarian Armed Forces’ organization and preparedness.

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Venezuela’s Maduro: Military Personnel Working in Public Administration will Return to Barracks

President Maduro (middle) with Vicepresident Arreaza (left of Maduro) and Minister of Defense Padrino Lopez (right to Maduro) du

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has revealed that members of the FANB (the Bolivarian National Armed Forces) currently working in public administration positions will be required to leave their posts and return to military lines.

 

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Venezuelan Security Forces Reevaluated in the Name of Assassinated Deputy Robert Serra

Maduro with admiral-in-chief and newly appointed interior justice minister Carmen Melendez (center left) at the Fuerte Tiuna Mil

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro said yesterday that a “revolution” of the country’s police forces is being launched, after revealing that a group of police was involved in the 1 October murder of late PSUV deputy Robert Serra.

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Drug Seizures Up in Venezuela Since US DEA Booted, Says FANB

According to Padrino, Venezuela has bolstered its counter-narcotics efforts since severing ties with the DEA in 2005 (AVN)

Venezuelan counter narcotics efforts have yielded more drug seizures per year since the government broke with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2005, according to a high ranking military official. 

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