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Venezuelan retired army general Angel Vivas had heard the authorities were coming for him on Sunday. He had no intention of surrendering, so he put on a flak jacket, took out his assault rifle—and started tweeting

First, he posted a picture of workers from CANTV, the government-owned Internet provider, working in front of his house. He claimed that they were there to cut his Internet connection. Then he warned that “Cuban and Venezuelan henchmen” had just arrived to get him

Llego la CANTV a “trabajar”frente a mi casa, si no me equivoco estan cortando la linea, la internet o interfiriendola pic.twitter.com/ukYjK3Ghrj

— Angel Vivas (@Gral_Vivas_P) February 23, 2014 Read more…

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