Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, speaks during a ceremony with militia members in Caracas, Venezuela, on Monday, April 17, 2017. Maduro approved a plan for Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez to expand Venezuela's voluntary militia forces to 500,000 men and equip each of them.
Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, speaks during a ceremony with militia members in Caracas, Venezuela, on Monday, April 17, 2017. Maduro approved a plan for Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez to expand Venezuela's voluntary militia forces to 500,000 men and equip each of them. Carlos Becerra Bloomberg
Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, speaks during a ceremony with militia members in Caracas, Venezuela, on Monday, April 17, 2017. Maduro approved a plan for Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez to expand Venezuela's voluntary militia forces to 500,000 men and equip each of them. Carlos Becerra Bloomberg

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