Blackwater Founder's Latest Sales Pitch: Mercenaries to Topple Venezuelan Regime

Over the last several months, sources said, Prince has sought investment and political support for such an operation from influential Trump supporters and wealthy Venezuelan exiles

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Erik Prince - the founder of the controversial private security firm Blackwater and a prominent supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump - has been pushing a plan to deploy a private army to help topple Venezuela's socialist president, Nicholas Maduro, four sources with knowledge of the effort told Reuters.

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