Maduro says Venezuela’s civil militia grows to 1.6 million members

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a military parade with the National Bolivarian Militia in Caracas, Venezuela December 17, 2018. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday the country’s civil militia had grown to 1.6 million members – more than tripling in size from the beginning of the year – and that its mission was to defend the country against external aggression. Maduro’s speech to militia members, broadcast on state television, came […]

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