Empire Files: Head of Venezuela National Guard on Insurgency & US Threats

Use of force by Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Guard has become a regular sight in corporate media, and those actions are used by foreign powers as justification for intervention.

With very real possibilities of another US-backed coup, Abby Martin interviews the head of Venezuela’s Armed Forces and Minister of Defense, General Padrino L√≥pez. They discuss the National Guard’s control of food and medicine, condemnations over use of force, and the threat of US military intervention.