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Foreign Policy Venezuela's Maduro confronts perils of his reliance on the military

For more than two years he put generals in charge of everything from food distribution to new oil and mining projects, but the increasingly embattled Maduro seems aware that the military could one day engineer his downfall.

Marco Bello/Reuters

When Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reshuffled duties in his deeply embattled government earlier this week, it wasn’t the changes at the top of the transport and fishing ministries that caused a buzz.