Hugo Chavez´s government stimulates widespread cuban infiltration in venezuelan armed forces.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, left, greets Cuba's President Raul Castro as they attend an event honoring Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar during Venezuela's 200th independence anniversary celebrations in Caracas, Monday, April 19, 2010. In foreground, a security guard. (AP Photo/Leonardo Ramirez)
A former Venezuelan army general on Thursday denounced what he called the widespread involvement of Cuban troops in President Hugo Chavez’s military.
Former Brig. Gen. Antonio Rivero, who used to head the government’s emergency management agency, said his decision to retire from the army this month was motivated mainly by “the presence and meddling of Cuban soldiers” in Venezuela’s armed forces.
He told reporters that Cubans are now involved in training troops, including courses for snipers, and are also playing a role in intelligence, weapons, communications and other areas. There was no immediate reaction from Chavez’s government.
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