Despite promises made during the weekend, president Maduro has failed to provide further evidence of the allegations of a coup d’état attempt against his government. However he did announce today that he has received information of new conspiracies.
In a meeting with supporters in the state of Guayana, Maduro warned that “the military forces, the police, and the people should be on maximum alert in the face of an armed attack that will come from Colombia, with the infiltration of paramilitary groups into the states of Zulia, Táchira, and Apure.”
According to Maduro these paramilitary groups are receiving direct orders form “the north” (United States).
Student protests in Táchira have been starting up again after the fatal shooting yesterday of a secondary school student by an officer of the Policía Nacional Bolivariana. Maduro reacted by condemning the shooting but also assuring that kids participating in the protests had been “coopted by extreme right sects.”