Bolivarian Revolution File: US State Dept. condemns Russia’s Mar. 23 troop deployment to Venezuela: “. . . [as] another contradiction of both [Pres.] Nicolas Maduro’s and Russia’s calls for non-intervention in Venezuela and is a reckless escalation of the situation”; Diosdado Cabello, dep. chief of ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela, confirms aircraft arrived in Caracas, but refuses to elaborate on purpose of 100 Russian troops; Venezuelan Info Ministry, however, finally admits soldiers tasked with servicing Russian-built military hardware per bilateral accords, while RIA Novosti explains Russian delegation present for defense industry coop talks; The Drive news site notes An-124 strategic airlifter and Il-62M passenger jet flew from Russia to Venezuela via Syria, specifically former via Russian air base at Khmeimim, latter via Damascus, speculates Condor airlifter picked up troops from Syria since Russian personnel seen on tarmac in Caracas sported desert camo uniforms, An-124 departed on Mar. 25; meanwhile Maduro regime blames USA for second major power outage to hit country this month, Info Minister Jorge Rodriguez: “We have suffered a new attack on our national electricity system’s load and transmission center today [Monday]”; US-backed opposition fears Maduro’s secret police will shortly arrest their leader after SEBIN agents haul away Juan Guaido’s chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, on Mar. 21, Americas editor for Miami NPR affiliate WLRN: “Let’s keep in mind that the Cubans are really running the security show in Venezuela”

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Putin has lifted his Venezuela script from some unused Cold War drama . . .

One response to “Bolivarian Revolution File: US State Dept. condemns Russia’s Mar. 23 troop deployment to Venezuela: “. . . [as] another contradiction of both [Pres.] Nicolas Maduro’s and Russia’s calls for non-intervention in Venezuela and is a reckless escalation of the situation”; Diosdado Cabello, dep. chief of ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela, confirms aircraft arrived in Caracas, but refuses to elaborate on purpose of 100 Russian troops; Venezuelan Info Ministry, however, finally admits soldiers tasked with servicing Russian-built military hardware per bilateral accords, while RIA Novosti explains Russian delegation present for defense industry coop talks; The Drive news site notes An-124 strategic airlifter and Il-62M passenger jet flew from Russia to Venezuela via Syria, specifically former via Russian air base at Khmeimim, latter via Damascus, speculates Condor airlifter picked up troops from Syria since Russian personnel seen on tarmac in Caracas sported desert camo uniforms, An-124 departed on Mar. 25; meanwhile Maduro regime blames USA for second major power outage to hit country this month, Info Minister Jorge Rodriguez: “We have suffered a new attack on our national electricity system’s load and transmission center today [Monday]”; US-backed opposition fears Maduro’s secret police will shortly arrest their leader after SEBIN agents haul away Juan Guaido’s chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, on Mar. 21, Americas editor for Miami NPR affiliate WLRN: “Let’s keep in mind that the Cubans are really running the security show in Venezuela”

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