Maduro denounces coup plot threat
VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro has denounced a plan by sectors of the right-wing opposition to activate and justify an intervention in that country.
“We have contained and defeated the oligarchic, imperialist coup that was being planned against Venezuela this week,” Maduro said on Saturday.
“The homeland is already at peace.”
Maduro said the plan consisted of several stages in a chain of events that took place from last Monday until Saturday.
According to Maduro, increased acts of violence to provoke deaths, commotion in the east of the capital Caracas and the betrayal of a group of soldiers who called for a coup to justify a process of intervention were part of that agenda.