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'They will torture you': ex-Venezuelan soldiers on the risk of defecting

'They will torture you': ex-Venezuelan soldiers on the risk of defecting
Saturday 23
5:30 2019

A month ago, Harry Solano was a sergeant in Venezuela’s national guard. Now he is an exile who meets members of the opposition in hotels across the Colombian border, always scanning the room to see who might be listening. Solano was part of a dissident group within the armed forces that staged an uprising at a national guard post in Cotiza, a Caracas suburb last month. They aimed to reach the Miraflores presidential palace and force embattled President Nicolás Maduro out of office. People took to the streets in support, and violent clashes with police carried on for days, but ...

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Summary: A month ago, Harry Solano was a sergeant in Venezuela’s national guard. Now he is an exile who meets members of the opposition in hotels across the Colombian border, always scanning the room to see who might be listening. Solano was part of a dissident group within the armed forces ...

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