February 27, 2014
The Seeds of Violence Planted by Chavez
Grace Jaramillo, Globe and Mail
The Associated Press
For more than 10 years, Mr. Chavez sponsored parallel military organizations that did not answer to any regular chain of command – just to him. It is assumed that some of them respond to Mr. Chavez’s successor, Nicolas Maduro, but others do not. According to the non-partisan International Crisis Group, at least 100,000 militia members were armed and sworn to defend the revolution during that decade.
TAGGED: Hugo Chavez, Venezuela