Demonstrators throw stones toward the Venezuelan National Guards during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 10, 2017. (AP/Fernando Llano)

Venezuela Calls for Expanding Armed Civilian Militias To Counter U.S.-Backed Opposition

Venezuela is continuing to endure violent protests from U.S.-funded right-wing opposition groups that seek to destabilize the country and remove its socialist leadership from power. But now, the country’s president is calling for expanding armed civilian militias to combat the groups’ threat.