1,000s show up to support Maduro’s military drills in Caracas, Venezuela

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Thousands of soldiers and civilians marched through Caracas on Saturday to show their support for country-wide military drills, which are being overseen by President Nicolas Maduro. The military exercises include practicing urban defense and the protection of coastal oil refineries. Maduro fears his country is under threat of invasion due to its oil wealth, but his opponents say the president’s administration should focus on tackling the country’s economic collapse instead, as it has resulted in shortages of many basic items in shops and a high inflation rate.