Friday, June 13, 2014


Public media is now devoting most of its attention to elaborate on a supposed plot to assassinate president Nicolas Maduro and stage a coup d’état against the government.

Yesterday, in the Venezolana de Televisión TV show hosted by president of the National Assembly Diosdado Cabello “Con el Mazo Dando,” Jorge Rodríguez and Tareck El Aissami revealed what they claim is new evidence on the case.

Rodriguez made public what he claims are voice messages sent by one of the plotters, Pedro Burelli, to an undisclosed Armed Forces official. In the recordings the voice argues that the only missing piece of the plot is for a part of the army to “make the decisions it needs to make,” in order to “clean the scum of chavismo.”

So far the plot to kill Maduro includes, according to the government: Gustavo Tarre, Maria Corina Machado, Pedro Burelli, Henrique Salas Romer, Diego Arria, Ricardo Koesling, and US ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker.

Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz has issued arrest warrants for Pedro Burelli, Ricardo Koesling and Diego Arria. The three are out of the country and Ortega Díaz says her office has petitioned Interpol to arrest them. Machado has been cited to the Attorney’s office as a witness on 16 June. She has declared she will attend.

Tarek El Aissami, Jorge Rodríguez, and Diosdado Cabello explain the plot. Image from AVN. 

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