Maduro "Promotes" 16,900 Venezuelan Soldiers As Reward For "Loyalty"

Venezuelan President Murderous Dictator Nicolas Maduro has managed to hang on to power in large part because he’s kept Venezuela’s military firmly in the pro-Socialist camp. So, as the country’s political and economic crisis worsens, Maduro is doing his best to keep the military on his side. Case in point: He just promoted 16,900 soldiers, calling it a reward for their “loyalty,” the BBC reports.

The promotions come as opposition politicians, who were notoriously shut