Venezuela: Maduro regime says U.S.-backed invasion foiled

Venezuela: Maduro regime says U.S.-backed invasion foiled
"Mercenary incursion" boat Venezuela claims to have intercepted near Caracas on 3 May 2020. Venezuela police video via Daily Mail

[Ed. – They’re crazy, but you do wonder if they’re up to something.  Iran has been flying things from Tehran to Caracas in the last few weeks, enough so that Secretary Mike Pompeo called them out on it.]

Venezuelan officials said they foiled an early morning attempt by a group of armed ‘mercenaries’ to invade the country in a beach landing using speedboats Sunday, killing eight attackers and arresting two more.

Socialist party chief Diosdado Cabello said that two of the attackers were interrogated by authorities.

Cabello said it was carried out by neighboring Colombia with the United States backing the plot to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro – a claim dismissed by U.S. and Colombian officials. …

Authorities said they found Peruvian documents, high-caliber weapons, satellite phones, uniforms and helmets adorned with the U.S. flag.

The group landed early on Sunday on the coast of La Guaira, about 20 miles from the capital Caracas, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said in a televised address.

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