Venezuela's military: Key things to know

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Delcy Rodriguez takes te oath as member of the Constituent Assembly during its installation at the National Congress in Caracas

Foreign governments condemned the decision to jail both men, saying it could be the start of a new wave of repression against President Nicolas Maduro's opponents following a vote Sunday to choose delegates to a special assembly to rewrite the nation's constitution.

Vladimir Padrino Lopez alleges that the men were recruited by "right-wing extremists" with ties to unspecified foreign governments. "Not only do they stop people arbitrarily, but they are judged by the military justice system, and now they do not let the attorney general in his office".

"In 2014, while a captain in the national guard and amid a previous wave of anti-government unrest, he released a 12-minute video denouncing Maduro".

Current initiatives including the Constituent Assembly "create a climate of tension and conflict and take the future for granted", the Holy See Secretariat of State said in a statement, calling for the changes to be prevented or suspended. Demonstrators have for four months been clashing with security forces, often building barricades and lobbing rocks at security forces.

Ledezma posted a video on a social media website dated July 31 in which he called on Venezuelan people to continue fighting after a Constituent Assembly was elected on Sunday.

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Venezuela's electoral chief on Wednesday rejected allegations that Caracas had inflated the turnout figures for its Constituent Assembly election by at least one million votes, criticising the London firm's alleged evidence as "baseless".

Venezuelan authorities on Sunday accused the political opposition of being linked to the Valencia rebellion, raising the spectre of a further crackdown on dissent in coming days.

Venezuelan authorities quelled an apparent short-lived military rebellion early Sunday, a ruling socialist party leader said, a day after a new all-powerful legislative body condemned by the global community began targeting opposition foes.

The soldiers declared they were rebelling and that anyone refusing to join them would be declared a military target.

The men in the video encouraged residents to show support.

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Officials described the men in military fatigues and armed with assault rifles as "terrorists".

Venezuelan ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello says there has been a "terrorist" attack at a military base controlled by troops loyal to the government and several people have been arrested.

More tear gas was used against a spontaneous protest in a nearby Valencia plaza.

One witness in the area of a military base in the town of Naguanagua reported hearing gunshots before dawn, but Cabello said the situation had been brought under control.

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