FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2009 file photo, soldiers check prices at a supermarket accused by the government of raising prices in Caracas, Venezuela. In a country riven by political strife

 

              FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2009 file photo, soldiers check prices at a supermarket accused by the government of raising prices in Caracas, Venezuela. In a country riven by political strife
FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2009 file photo, soldiers check prices at a supermarket accused by the government of raising prices in Caracas, Venezuela. In a country riven by political strife, Venezuela’s military has often been one of the few unifying forces keeping tempers at bay. Generals have stepped in to deflate coups and other national crises, while soldiers have been dispatched to run services from food distribution to oil production. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)