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Venezuela: Maduro names opposition leader Guaido in coup plot to kill him and First Lady

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
June 28, 2019 at 04:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro repeated claims that his government foiled a plot to assassinate him and First Lady Cilia Flores, while speaking at a journalism awards ceremony in Caracas on Thursday.

Maduro said plotters were "coming to kill me and kill my beloved wife Cilia".

Earlier on Thursday, Maduro alleged that leader Juan Guaido was involved in the plot, with the backing of the US, Colombia and Chile.

The coup reportedly included plans to bomb a government building, seize a Caracas airbase and loot Venezuela's central bank.

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Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro repeated claims that his government foiled a plot to assassinate him and First Lady Cilia Flores, while speaking at a journalism awards ceremony in Caracas on Thursday.

Maduro said plotters were "coming to kill me and kill my beloved wife Cilia".

Earlier on Thursday, Maduro alleged that leader Juan Guaido was involved in the plot, with the backing of the US, Colombia and Chile.

The coup reportedly included plans to bomb a government building, seize a Caracas airbase and loot Venezuela's central bank.

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