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Venezuela | Is a Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela Imminent?

James Jordan examines the US’s interventionist move towards Venezuela alongside Colombia’s recent history.

According to conventional wisdom, there should be no serious talk of foreign military intervention in Venezuela. But these aren’t conventional times. The conventional playbook would adopt a strategy of foreign coordination of the Venezuelan opposition, economic sabotage, infiltration of the military, and manipulation of popular movements against the elected government. All this is being done, however, so far, not successfully. The frustrations of the Bolivarian movement’s enemies is palpable. Does this mean intervention is imminent? And what would such an intervention look like?

Gabon says mutinous soldiers arrested, ‘situation under control’

Gabon’s government says soldiers who seized the national radio station in an apparent coup attempt early on Monday have been arrested.

The “situation is under control”, said government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou, just hours after the soldiers announced they were “restoring democracy” in a message on state radio.

Venezuela | Maduro Assassination Attempt: Venezuelan Communications Minister Reveals More Information

The recently released evidence includes a confession from former legislator Juan Requesens who says he acted on behalf of Julio Borges.

Venezuelan Communications Minister, Jorge Rodriguez, revealed more information linking former legislator, Julio Borges, to the failed assassination attempt against president Nicolas Maduro Friday.

Mugabe resisting mediation by Catholic priest for a graceful exit: report

President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday, and is resisting mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup.

The priest, Fidelis Mukonori, is acting as a middle-man between Mugabe and the generals, who seized power on Wednesday in a targeted operation against “criminals” in his entourage, a senior political source told Reuters.

Zimbabwe’s Military Denies Coup

Zimbabwe’s ruling party is reportedly facing an unprecedented mutiny by the head of the armed forces, as troops take up positions in the capital in an escalation of a dispute with 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.

South African President Jacob Zuma, who is reportedly readying an envoy to mediate the situation, said Mugabe is “fine” and urged for “calm and restraint.”