presented evidence of the foiled plans,
including a video showing members of the
military prior to recording a message
announcing that the military no longer
recognized the government.
The video, which was set to be
aired after planned attacks had been carried out,
was to have been televised by a station in
Venezuela or Miami.
Cabello also showed a 10-year U.S. visa
given to one of the detained, days before
the plan was to be implemented.
Cabello also said that a member of
the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and a
member of the U.K. diplomatic core in
Venezuela, had been involved in plans,
including seeking information on airport
capacity in case of emergencies.
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro
announced Thursday that the government had
thwarted a coup attempt which was being
coordinated by Venezuela's right-wing
opposition with the support of the U.S.
During the televised presentation,
Cabello pointed to a recent interview given
by U.S. president Barack Obama, in which he
stated that “American leadership at times
entails twisting the arms of states which
don't do what we need them to do.”
The plans were to take place exactly one
year after opposition-led acts of violence
rocked the country, claiming 43 lives and
billions in damage.
On Wednesday, opposition leaders
Leopoldo Lopez, Maria Corina Machado and
released a “transition plan” which
involved privatization of the country's oil,
deregulation of the economy and accords with
“international financial institutions”
including the International Monetary Fund.
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