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  • Diego Maradona, Argentina's soccer legend and newly appointed chairman of the board of Dynamo Brest football club, attends a news conference in Brest, Belarus July 16, 2018.

    Diego Maradona, Argentina's soccer legend and newly appointed chairman of the board of Dynamo Brest football club, attends a news conference in Brest, Belarus July 16, 2018. | Photo: Reuters

Published 6 August 2018
Opinion

The Argentine posted to social media to denounce an attack on Maduro during a military parade.

On Sunday, soccer icon Diego Maradona has joined the long list of people who have expressed solidarity with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro following failed drone attack.

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The Argentine posted to social media to denounce the attack on Maduro during a military event. Maradona addressed the attempt against the life of the Venezuelan president, stating that an attack on the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution is an attack on the people of Venezuela.

The diminutive world cup champion added that Venezuela "does not surrender" before urging for strength for his "dear friend!"

The attack on the Venezuelan president took place during a ceremony to commemorate the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard, in Caracas.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Sunday that the attempt on Maduro's life was a manifestation of frustration against the president as well as state officials.

Arreaza also remarked that, so far, investigations point to the involvement of the United States and Colombia. "There is no doubt about the origin of these attacks coming from a Miami-Bogota-Caracas axis."

Interior Minister Nestor Reverol disclosed that six people had been arrested in connection with the attack.

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