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Mutiny Attempt Tests Maduro's Tenuous Grip on Power in Venezuela

  • Over two dozen protests registered in Caracas after attack
  • Opposition calls for mass street demonstrations on Wednesday
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It was still dark, but Venezuela’s army had already smothered a mutiny and turned to tear-gassing protesters supporting the rebels. Later in the morning, the loyalist Supreme Court announced that it would depose the National Assembly’s head and nullify its motion declaring President Nicolas Maduro’s rule invalid. Then, Brazil’s president predicted a speedy regime change.

It was only Monday.