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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:25 PM

Venezuela's vice president says he's target of assassination plot

Source: Reuters

Venezuela's vice president says he's target of assassination plot

By Daniel Wallis and Deisy Buitrago
CARACAS | Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:55pm EST

(Reuters) - Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said unidentified groups had entered the country with the aim of assassinating him and the head of the National Assembly as President Hugo Chavez recovers from cancer in Cuba.

Maduro provided no proof of the claim, made at a rally on Wednesday to mark the end of a dictatorship in the OPEC nation 55 years ago, but he said action would be taken shortly.

"For several weeks we've been following groups that have infiltrated the country with the aim of making attempts on the life of (Assembly head) Diosdado Cabello and my own," Maduro told a crowd of red-shirted "Chavista" supporters. "They will not manage it against either of us."

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/23/us-venezuela-chavez-idUSBRE90M1EM20130123

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Reply Venezuela's vice president says he's target of assassination plot (Original post)
Eugene Jan 2013 OP
naaman fletcher Jan 2013 #1
reteachinwi Jan 2013 #2
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #3
flamingdem Jan 2013 #5
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #4
Bacchus4.0 Jan 2013 #6
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #7
naaman fletcher Jan 2013 #9
Zorro Jan 2013 #10
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #11
Bacchus4.0 Jan 2013 #12
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #13
Bacchus4.0 Jan 2013 #14
Bacchus4.0 Jan 2013 #8

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:29 PM

1. was just about to post this..

 

First, I don't believe it, but 2nd, if it's true, its most likely another Chavista faction.

This whole thing about the bogus supreme court ruling has NOTHING to do with Left vs. Right, it has to do with a power struggle within the Chavistas.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:08 PM

2. Fernando Lugo

 

Jose' Zelaya, Manuel Noriega, Archbishop Romero, Daniel Ortega, Salvador Allende, Fidel Castro, Jacobo Arbenz, how many others have been victims of the School of the Americas, CIA, State Department intrigue and meddling in Cental and South America. 2003 saw a thwarted coup against Hugo Chavez. Maduro is right to keep up his guard.

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Response to reteachinwi (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:36 PM

3. He would be crazy NOT to keep up his guard. Clearly he's aware of history all around him.

There's no way anyone other than a right-winger would scoff at it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:17 PM

5. I hope he wears a bullet proof vest, really

Maduro doesn't deserve this plausible concern and all the worse if it's in any way funded by US money.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:13 PM

4. Venezuela VP: Plot Against Chavez Allies Revealed

Venezuela VP: Plot Against Chavez Allies Revealed
By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER and FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela January 24, 2013 (AP)

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday the government has uncovered a plot to assassinate him and National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello.

"For some weeks we've been following groups that have infiltrated in the country and have the goal of trying to kill comrade Diosdado Cabello and me," said Maduro, speaking to a crowd of government supporters.

"For that reason, they've said that we're fighting because their macabre and criminal move is to make attempts against our lives something they won't achieve and later on try to blame one or the other," he added.

Maduro referred to the alleged plot after announcing he would travel to Cuba on Wednesday along with Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez to see the ailing Chavez, who underwent cancer surgery more than six weeks ago. The vice president didn't provide any evidence or say what sort of attacks the authorities believed to have been planned.

More:
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/venezuela-vp-plot-chavez-allies-revealed-18296892

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:22 PM

6. same bs from a different news source n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:26 PM

7. Plot 'targeted Venezuela leaders'

Plot 'targeted Venezuela leaders'
Thursday January 24 2013

A plot to assassinate leading members of Hugo Chavez's government in Venezuela has been uncovered, a minister has claimed.

Vice-president Nicolas Maduro said the government has evidence of a plot to assassinate him and National Assembly president Diosdado Cabello.

"For some weeks we've been following groups that have infiltrated in the country and have the goal of trying to kill comrade Diosdado Cabello and me," said Mr Maduro, speaking to a crowd of government supporters.

"For that reason, they've said that we're fighting because their macabre and criminal move is to make attempts against our lives - something they won't achieve - and later on try to blame one or the other," he added.

More:
http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/world-news/plot-targeted-venezuela-leaders-3363352.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:28 PM

9. Hopefully

 

He will reveal the plot soon.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:50 PM

10. That reminds me

What's the latest on Evo's irrefutable evidence that the US is plotting to overthrow the Bolivian government?

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Response to Zorro (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:03 PM

11. You'll have to ask the U.S. President. President Morales sent him the report. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:23 PM

12. he did? I haven't seen that he sent President Obama the report n/t

s

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 08:47 PM

13. You're the one who handles his business? Guess he didn't, if YOU don't know about it. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:04 PM

14. just what I thought, false claim n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:13 PM

8. you'd think they would arrest those groups who have infiltrated the country rather let them

know they've been outed.

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