Venezuela strongman Nicolás Maduro unhurt in assassination attempt

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Venezuela strongman Nicolás Maduro unhurt in assassination attempt

Post by jserraglio » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:10 pm

WAPO —> CARACAS, VENEZUELA — A televised speech by President Nicolás Maduro was abruptly cut off Saturday, and military men were shown on air running from what the government called a “failed attack” against the president that left seven soldiers wounded.
At 5:40 p.m., first lady Cilia Flores looked up and put her hand to her heart, appearing frightened. The image was quickly changed to lines of military men in formation in the center of Caracas, who seconds later all ran to one side. Maduro’s voice could be heard saying “let’s go to the right.”
“Explosions were heard,” said Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez an hour later on state TV. “Investigations show clearly that flying artifacts or drones containing explosive material exploded near the presidential stage.”
He said Maduro was safe and in a meeting with his cabinet and top military officials, and that the wounded men were being treated. “The event is evidence of desperation of ultraright leaders who, being defeated politically, continue to resort to criminal practices, and they have failed once again,” Rodriguez said.
The incident took place as an event celebrating the 81st anniversary of the National Guard was about to end, and as Maduro was speaking about the country’s economic recovery. The area has been closed off by military personnel.
Venezuela is going through a crippling political and economic crisis, with hyperinflation soaring toward 1,000,000 percent, crumbling hospitals and residents migrating in massive numbers.
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Re: Venezuela strongman Nicolás Maduro unhurt in assassination attempt

Post by jbuck919 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:34 pm

Whether you wish to believe this or not, as usual I am not making it up. I had a high school classmate named Carlos Rangel. He was kind of a kid at the time, but boy, has he grown up. His father, I learned later, was the most important liberal journalist in Venezuela. He is in deep concern for his country (he has dual citizenship because his mother was American.) I'm certain that he knows this already, or I would go to lengths to share it with him on that other site.

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Re: Venezuela strongman Nicolás Maduro unhurt in assassination attempt

Post by jserraglio » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:12 am

This botched drone attack on Maduro is about what one would expect from an unmanned flight.

Don't send a robot to do a man's job.

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