This Sunday, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, denounced Iván Duque for preparing snipers in an area of Colombia to assassinate him.
“There are groups that want to kill me, that are bringing snipers to kill me, from Colombia,” Maduro warned on a VTV broadcast.
“Iván Duque is training snipers there, to kill me,” said Maduro.
Maduro pointed out that infections by the new coronavirus have risen in his country due to the return of thousands of Venezuelan migrants through illegal trails (trochas), an operation that, he assured, was a design of Duque himself.
Last May, Maduro also accused Duque of two maritime raids that aimed to assassinate him or kidnap him and overthrow the government, known as Operation Gideon. And all the evidence points at Colombia and the US.
On August 2018 another assassination attempt against President Maduro using drones was defeated by Venezuelan security forces and a few month latter, CNN confirmed the plan, linked to the Venezuelan extremist right and to Colombia where they trained.
Colombia and Venezuela share a wide border of more than 2,000 kilometers, but they have not had diplomatic relations since 2019 because the Duque regime is complicit with the United States government in the plan to create a parallel state led by Juan Guaidó.
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