CARACAS, Venezuela | Rivals Maduro and Guiado vie for Venezuelan military backing

CARACAS, Venezuela | Rivals Maduro and Guiado vie for Venezuelan military backing

CARACAS, Venezuela—January 27, 2019— The struggle for control of Venezuela turned to the military Sunday, as supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido handed leaflets to soldiers detailing a proposed amnesty law that would protect them for helping overthrow President Nicolas Maduro.

At the same time, Maduro demonstrated his might, wearing tan fatigues at military exercises. Flanked by his top brass, Maduro watched heavy artillery fired into a hillside and boarded an amphibious tank.

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