Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, left, along with the defense minister, Vladimir Padrino López, during a military parade in Caracas in December 2015. The Maduro government, hammered by increasing discontent, faces difficulty keeping control of its armed forces as signs emerge that officers’ loyalty is eroding amid international sanctions and U.S. hints that it would accept a coup.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, left, along with the defense minister, Vladimir Padrino López, during a military parade in Caracas in December 2015. The Maduro government, hammered by increasing discontent, faces difficulty keeping control of its armed forces as signs emerge that officers’ loyalty is eroding amid international sanctions and U.S. hints that it would accept a coup. JUAN BARRETO AFP/Getty Images
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, left, along with the defense minister, Vladimir Padrino López, during a military parade in Caracas in December 2015. The Maduro government, hammered by increasing discontent, faces difficulty keeping control of its armed forces as signs emerge that officers’ loyalty is eroding amid international sanctions and U.S. hints that it would accept a coup. JUAN BARRETO AFP/Getty Images

U.S. sanctions and worries of a coup erode Maduro's control of Venezuelan military

March 13, 2018 03:20 PM