“I learned of a plan led by Álvaro Uribe, with the participation of the Colombian ambassador to the United States, Francisco Santos, a plan to enter 32 mercenaries in Venezuela to try to assassinate me and assassinate the leaders of the revolution,” he said. Nicolás Maduro, on Wednesday.
In Maduro's opinion, in Colombia “they are terrified of the Bolivarian Chavista revolution” and that is why they are planning the attack.
On August 4, Maduro was the target of a failed bomb attack in which drones were used. [avião não tripulado], during a military ceremony.
According to Venezuelan authorities, it was an attempted attack directed from Washington, with the participation of Colombia, which Bogota denied.
Maduro has denounced about 30 plans against him since taking office in Venezuela in 2013.
The Venezuelan political, economic and social crisis deepened in late January after Parliament Speaker Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself interim President of the country.
The opposition, which has the support of more than 50 countries, including Portugal, argues that to solve the Maduro crisis it must be removed from power, a transitional government must be designated and free and transparent elections called.
More than four million Venezuelans have left the country since 2015, according to UN data.