La Fría (AFP) Venezuela started a military maneuver on Tuesday at the border with Colombia. 150,000 soldiers are expected to participate in the exercise, the General Staff said. Army chief Remigio Ceballos told soldiers at the airport of La Fría in the western state of Táchira, the Venezuelan armed forces are a "peacekeeping force", which will fight if necessary. "We respect the armed forces worldwide, but we are not afraid of anyone," said Ceballos.