Venezuela Plans to buy more Russian weapons

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Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro plans to buy more weapons produced in Russia and China, saying the nation should step up its defense against foreign threats.

“We are a people of peace; we want neither violence nor war,” Maduro said, adding that the army, police and the people of Venezuela have to stay alert.

Venezuela is the largest weapons importer in Latin America, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Since 2011, the country spent some $2.6 on weapons, buying the majority of them in Russia.

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