Maduro de­nounces coup plot threat

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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.

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