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Arms of the Venezuelan Coup

Fifty five years ago this week Marcos Pérez Jiménez, dictator of Venezuela, fled from power in the face of a popular uprising and botched military coup. Among other things, Jiménez had used Venzuela’s oil to finance a pretty well-equipped military, and the nation had been an early adopter of both the FN49 and FAL rifles. […]