Venezuela’s President Maduro said his security forces foiled plot to overthrow his govt and assassinate him

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela on Wednesday June 26 said that his security forces thwarted an opposition coup try to overthrow his authorities. Maduro said the plan of the coup plotters was to assassinate him and different prime political figures and set up former navy officer, General Raul Baduel as president.

General Raul Baduel is presently in detention on the most security jail in Fuerte Tiun, following allegations from the Venezuelan authorities in 2017 that he was plotting to overthrow the federal government.

“We have revealed, dismantled and captured a fascist band of terrorists that planned a coup against Venezuelan society and Venezuelan democracy,” said Maduro in a night broadcast on Wednesday.

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“They are captured, behind bars, with clear evidence after following this group of criminals and fascists.”

According to Maduro, the plan concerned an assault on the headquarters of the Sebin intelligence company to launch General Raul Baduel, a former protection minister who was arrested on corruption accusations in 2009 after falling out with the Socialist Party.

Maduro said the plan concerned Guaido in addition to political leaders from Chile, Colombia and the United States.

But Guaido and Maduro’s critics dismissed the accusations as lies. They accuse the president of fabricating plots for reasonable political positive aspects based mostly on coerced testimony of arrested suspects.

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Venezuela’s Communications Minister, Jorge Rodriguez, said the plan concerned energetic and retired military officers and the coup was to have been executed between the previous Sunday and Monday.

“We were in all the meetings to plan the coup d’Etat. We were in all the conferences,” Rodriguez said, insinuating that authorities secret brokers had infiltrated the alleged plotters throughout planning conferences.

Venezuela’s catastrophic financial collapse underneath President Nicolas Maduro has unleashed a lot struggling on her residents, ensuing to the largest migratory disaster in latest Latin American historical past.

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