Key things to know — Venezuela's military

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz

The Maduro government later identified a former official as the ringleader in Sundays attack, but didnt identify him by name and Caguaripano was not among the attackers killed or captured.

"This is just a tiny example of what's coming for everyone that dares to oppose this totalitarian form of government", Ortega said in the statement she signed as chief prosecutor. "This is a dictatorship, what we are living in Venezuela".

Venezuelan authorities said they have suppressed a military rebellion near the central city of Valencia, shortly after a small group of men dressed in fatigues released a video declaring themselves in rebellion. Use social media as it is done in Venezuela to read, write, post, tweet, share, and, in the end, somehow intervene.

The powerful military in riot-torn Venezuela has sworn "unconditional loyalty" to the leftist government of embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

The sanctions come ahead of the planned July 30, 2017, election orchestrated by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of a National Constituent Assembly that will have the power to rewrite the Venezuelan constitution and dissolve all government institutions. The 1999 constitution stipulates that any new constitution must first be authorized by the public in a nationwide referendum.

What is the issue with the new assembly? It only remained to Delcy Rodriguez, president of the Constituent assembly, proclaim, with a smile, the revocation "unanimously" Ms. Ortega. In speeches leading up to the election of assembly delegates on last Sunday, a vote that was boycotted by his opponents, Maduro said dissidents would be punished with possible jail terms.

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The armed forces are seen as the key power broker in Venezuela, and opposition leaders have repeatedly called on the military to break ranks with Maduro. He has singled out opposition legislator and former student leader Freddy Guevara as among the first he would have arrested.

Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, and Peru also slammed the decision.

Officials from the four Mercosur founding countries - Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay - agreed to the measure based on a founding protocol that allows for punitive measures and permanent suspension against countries that violate democratic principles.

During his inauguration speech, Delcy Rodriguez, a friend of Mr Maduro, who was nicknamed "the tigress", has firmly rejected such criticism: "for the global community (...) the message is clear, very clear: we, Venezuelans, will solve our conflict, our crisis, without any kind of foreign interference".

Lopez had been arrested along with another opposition leader, Antonio Ledezma - who was released back to home detention Friday, August 4 - in the aftermath of the highly contested vote to create the assembly.

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