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Venezuelans defiant after deadly rallies

POLITICAL CRISIS:The opposition accused President Nicolas Maduro of using state forces and armed thugs to repress protests as he resisted calls to step down

AFP, CARACAS

The center-right opposition has called for the military to abandon him.

However, Venezuelan Minister of Defense General Vladimir Padrino Lopez has pledged the army’s “unconditional loyalty” to Maduro, who has accused the opposition of inciting a “coup” backed by the US.

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