Latest Venezuelan armed forces News

Putin says Russia didn't meddle in US vote, despite evidence

Jun. 6, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday reaffirmed his staunch denial that his government meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election despite the extensive evidence to the contrary, and insisted Moscow has no intention of interfering in any future votes, either....

Putin: Russia has no intention to deploy troops or set up military bases in Venezuela

Jun. 6, 2019 7:53 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Putin: Russia has no intention to deploy troops or set up military bases in Venezuela .

Venezuela's Guaidó asks for relations with US military

May. 11, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó on Saturday said he's instructed his political envoy in Washington to immediately open relations with the U.S. military in a bid to bring more pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to resign. The leader said he's asked Carlos...

Venezuelan FM: Russian military presence could be expanded

May. 6, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Venezuela's foreign minister says the country may expand the presence of Russian military specialists there, as Moscow and Washington accuse each other of interfering in the country's crisis. Russia has had deep military cooperation with Venezuela over the years, including supplying weapons...

7 Venezuelan military officers killed in chopper crash

May. 4, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Seven Venezuelan military officers were killed on Saturday when their helicopter crashed while heading to a state where President Nicolás Maduro appeared alongside troops, days after the opposition called in vain for a military uprising. The Cougar helicopter hurtled into a...

Venezuelan military helicopter crashes, 7 officers killed

May. 4, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Seven Venezuelan military officers have been killed when their helicopter crashed while heading to a state where President Nicolas Maduro appeared alongside troops. The Cougar helicopter hurtled into a mountain outside Caracas in the early hours of an overcast day in the...

AP Exclusive: US missed chance to woo Venezuela generals

May. 4, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Around May 2017, an unusual request from a prominent Venezuelan general made its way to the White House: Gen. Ivan Hernández, head of both the presidential guard and military counterintelligence, wanted to send his 3-year-old son to Boston for brain surgery and needed visas...

US still pondering military options in Venezuela

May. 4, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration ended a week of pointed but vague threats of a military response to the Venezuelan political crisis with a meeting at the Pentagon to consider its options, though there was still no sign any action was on the horizon. Shortly after Acting Defense Secretary Patrick...

Florida senators say Venezuela is national security issue

May. 3, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's U.S. senators are increasing pressure on the Trump administration to act on the crisis in Venezuela, calling it a national security matter. After a Friday discussion with Venezuelan, Cuban and Nicaraguan exiles, Republican Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio chastised Cuba for aiding...

The Latest: Guaidó calls on Venezuelans to talk to troops

May. 3, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó will take his quest to win over Venezuela's troops back to the streets with a new mobilization effort outside military installations. The man recognized by the U.S. and...