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  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (L) and a Venezuelan soldier (R).

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (L) and a Venezuelan soldier (R). | Photo: Twitter / @PresidencialVen

Published 24 June 2017

"We have contained and defeated the oligarchic, imperialist coup that was being planned against Venezuela this week," Maduro said.

On Saturday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro denounced a plan by sectors of the right-wing opposition to activate and justify an intervention in that country.

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"We have contained and defeated the oligarchic, imperialist coup that was being planned against Venezuela this week,” Maduro said. 

“The homeland is already at peace.”

During an event held at the Military Academy's Honor Patio located in Fort Tiuna, Caracas in commemoration of the 196th anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo, the Venezuelan president explained that the plan consisted of several stages in a chain of events that transpired from last Monday until this Saturday.

The plan, according to Maduro, involved increased acts of violence to provoke deaths, commotion in the east of the capital and the betrayal of a group of soldiers who called for a coup to justify a process of intervention were part of that agenda. He stressed that the plan was neutralized by the country's executive branch.

"From the high military political command we've been in session and permanent activity to cut the chain of coup events,” Maduro said.

“Today, 196 years after Carabobo, we've contained, we've unveiled and we're defeating the imperialist coup and our country is at peace," he emphasized.

The head of state also highlighted Venezuela's victory of peace and truth before the interventionist actions promoted by the Organization of American States.

Maduro also reported that Venezuelan authorities detected a center of operations managed by opposition sectors that sought to perpetrate a sabotage of the National Electoral Council's computer mainframe. The purpose was to prevent the holding of elections for the National Constituent Assembly on July 30.

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