Venezuela

Opposition MP: Chavez Planning Anti-Invasion Army

As Hugo Chavez seeks a fourth presidential term, a former presidential candidate reveals a plan for a guerilla army meant to repel a U.S. invasion

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"Plan Sucre" – apparently crafted with input from close ally and fellow US foe Cuba – covers the legal, logistical and other angles necessary to "transform a professional army into a guerrilla army," Representative Maria Corina Machado told El Universal newspaper.

The former presidential candidate said she had obtained a copy of the plan, printed by an institution affiliated with the national army.