Venezuela Foils US-Sponsored Coup Attempt – Maduro

The foiled coup attempt was sponsored by the United States and directed from Washington, according to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that authorities foiled a US-sponsored attempt to overthrow him.

Five military aviation officers were planning to carry out a violent attack against the presidential palace or another target. One of them was identified as General Hernandez, also known as el Oso (the Bear). The plot was directed from Washington, according to Maduro.In December, US President Barack Obama approved sanctions on Venezuela, targeting individuals who are allegedly responsible for human rights violations during February protests against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Maduro warned that the imposition of sanctions would worsen relations between the two countries, describing the move as imperialist and disrespectful. The president has also accused Washington of orchestrating several plots against Venezuela, claiming that the country’s opposition is plotting a coup with US backing.

Maduro’s announcement came on a day that saw opposition rallies take place in several major cities. At least eight people were wounded in the protests.

Source: Sputnik News

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