Venezuela is building a "guerrilla army" that it plans to consist of a million personnel in order to resist and fight against a U.S. invasion. It has been referred to as "Plan Sucre."
AFP (whose report was also carried by the Telegraph, and France 24 respectively) has quoted former presidential candidate Maria Corina Machado who told the El Universal newspaper that she has a copy of the plan.
Ms. Machado explained that "the strategic objective is to build a new Bolivarian military doctrine," the purpose of which is to ready Venezuela for a prolonged guerrilla war against "the empire," -- hence the United States.
She has also stated that the plan "is clearly a proposal with Cuban inspiration and advice."
Citing more information from the plan she said that this guerrilla army will be formed by "targeting recruitment levels of one million by 2013 and two million by 2019."
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez frequently rails against what he perceives as "American imperialism." After declaring victory in his battle with cancer the 58-year-old is running for re-election as Venezuela's president.