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Venezuela Detains 6 People Following Apparent Attempt On Maduro's Life: NPR



Members of the media circulate outside at apartment complex where an Allegedly Armed Drone crashes Saturday in Caracas, interrupting President Nicolas Maduro's speech.
                
                
                    
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Members of the media circulate outside an apartment complex where an Allegedly Armed Drone crashes Saturday in Caracas, interrupting President Nicolas Maduro's speech.

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Venezuelan authorities have apprehended assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, according to the country's interior minister, Néstor Luis Reverol. Maduro's televised speech to national guard troops a day earlier.

Reverol says it's a pair of commercial drone aircraft, each carrying about two pounds of C4 explosive material, that bore down on the ceremony. But the drones malfunctioned, he added – one hitting a nearby apartment building, the other crashing after being left disorganized by government jamming signals.

their intended target, physically unscathed.

That grasp what is evident in his landslide. re-election last May in a vote boycotted by the opposition and most condemned as fraudulent. Venezuela's Maduro has managed to dissuade himself from the threat of hyperinflation, food shortages, eroding medical infrastructure and massive exodus of Venezuelans

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19659014] "I hear screams and I saw National Guardsmen with long guns on the streets, running like crazy." The New York Times.

An obscure group calling itself the Movimiento Nacional Soldados de Franelas – or The National Movement of Soldiers in T-shirts, saying Saturday that they were shot down by snipers.

Venezuelan groups and neighboring Colombia, a vocal critic of Maduro's authoritarian, socialist regime.

Maduro himself has laid the blame on far-right Venezuelan groups and neighboring Colombia

Harold Trinkunas, Deputy Director of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation, reporter John Otis that the incident appears more consistent with a likely plot by a rogue group such as the Soldadors.

"These attacks are just a few individuals flying drones. Trinkunas says.

No matter who happened, what happened next, another crackdown, this one time retaliating for the incident. A coalition of opposition groups known as Broad Front explained in a statement Maduro's allegations.

"It's evident that the initial reaction to the government is not" T aimed at attempting to clarify what happened, "the coalition said," but rather to take advantage of the situation and irresponsibly and sweepingly attack the 'opposition.' "


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