Venezuela Oil Sanctions, Amnesty Promise Undermine Military Support for Maduro

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The U.S. imposed oil sanctions on Venezuela announced this week are part of a larger strategy to both pressure and entice the country’s military to help oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro. VOA’s Brian Padden reports that discontent among some midlevel officers may be growing, but it is unclear if the generals can be persuaded to change sides.
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