The Venezuelan government has reportedly dismantled a plan to stage a violent putsch in recent days. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez revealed on Wednesday that a large scale plan was set to be executed on June 23 or 24. The operation allegedly included the assassination of President Nicolas Maduro, National Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello, and other high-ranking officials. Maduro condemned the latest plot, accusing the opposition of looking to seize power through a "bloodbath." "They talked about a killing spree that could last two or three days," Maduro said during a televised event. "How can a better country emerge from all that death?" he asked. Venezuelan authorities claim to be in possession of 56 hours of intercepted communications, as well as confessions from several accused plotters who have been arrested. Among those detained are former officers from Venezuela's special investigative police force, the CICPC, and the dissolved Metropolitan Police, as...
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