Share

Nationwide military exercise held in Venezuela

Nationwide military exercise held in Venezuela

Venezuela holds a military exercise purportedly with the participation of more than 500,000 troops from the Bolivarian National Armed Forces on May 21 nationwide.

(Soundbite) Vladimir Padrino López, Minister of Defense
“All the people have to be prepared for specific tasks in specific areas and take his position. I work at each trench. These are the tasks of national defense.”

Media is allowed to film and report the drill at Fort Guaicaipuro, south of Caracas, where rocket firing and rifle shooting are conducted

(Soundbite) Vladimir Padrino López, Minister of Defense
“The members of the Bolivarian militia are a component and special body created by Commander Hugo Chavez. They are in the organic law of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces.”

It has been the second countrywide military maneuver conducted since Nicolas Maduro became president in 2013.

Leave a Comment