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1839, 04 Aug 18

Drone Attack on Venezuelan President

Watch for the inevitable crackdown on his opponents.

Venezuelan officials say explosive drones went off as President Nicolás Maduro was giving a live televised speech in Caracas, but he is unharmed.

Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said this was an attempt on Mr Maduro’s life, and seven soldiers were injured.

Mr Maduro was seen speaking at an outdoor military event when he and others suddenly looked upwards – startled. The audio then went.

Dozens of soldiers were seen running away before the broadcast was cut off.

Venezuela’s NTN24 TV channel later posted footage which showed the moment Mr Marudo’s speech was cut short and the ensuing chaos.


1839, 04 August 2018


  1. steveegg

    Much like the Turkish “coup” a couple years back, this one was staged.

  2. Owen

    That was my first thought, too. It wouldn’t surprise me, but a lot of people want to kill him too. So there’s that…

    The faster the crackdown happens, the more likely it was staged.

  3. Merlin

    You’d think a military coup couldn’t be too far down the road for Maduro. Venezuela is rapidly circling the drain with nothing but more pain coming. Sooner or later the generals are going to have to salvage Venezuela for the survival of their own children and grandchildren.

  4. MjM

    Worst.  Shot.  Ever.

    (But the video of The Great Army Of Venezuela running away was pretty good!)

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