Today President Nicolas Maduro revealed details of the timing of the recently uncovered plot to assassinate him. According to Maduro: “The plan was to eliminate me simultaneously with the attack on Siria, in order to eliminate this moral and political portent that is Venezuela”
Maduro compared his situation with that faced by his predecessor in 2002: “the international plan was to make things coincide, the same way they tried in 2002, with the preventive coup d’état against Chávez and the Iraq invasion.”
He also announced that he had given authorization to PDVSA President Rafael Ramírez to present, in a national cadena, the evidences of the sabotage that allegedly caused a fire a year ago at the Amuay refinery. No date has been given for that cadena.