Members of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) are seen outside the house of Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez in Caracas, Venezuela August 5, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Veron
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Venezuelan authorities have suppressed a military rebellion near the central city of Valencia, a ruling official said on Sunday, less than two days after President Nicolas Maduro formed a legislative superbody internationally condemned as a power grab.Government allies were quick to denounce the attack as a right-wing plot aimed at bringing down the "Bolivarian revolution" started nearly 20 years ago by the late Hugo Chavez and carried on by his protege Maduro.On Friday, government allies inaugurated a new legislative superbody that the Venezuelan opposition and leaders around the world denounced as a power grab by Maduro.ARMED FORCES IN SPOTLIGHTVenezuelans view the armed forces as the key power broker in their country, and opposition leaders have repeatedly exhorted the military to break with Maduro.
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