Venezuelan President Maduro unharmed after attack

Progressives Should Admit Socialism Failed- Even the Venezuelan President Did

Progressives Should Admit Socialism Failed- Even the Venezuelan President Did

The two drones were promptly shot down by Venezuelan military guards, according to Rodriguez.

The attack came as Maduro celebrated the National Guard's 81st anniversary, said Rodriguez.

Juan Carlos Lamas spoke to TRT World from Caracas about the events that unfolded.

"We showed that they are vulnerable", the group said in a tweet. "It was not successful today, but it is just a matter of time".

The group did not respond to several requests for information from Reuters.

He was referring to May's presidential elections, where Mr Maduro was re-elected for another six-year term.

Venezuela is going through a crippling political and economic crisis, with hyperinflation soaring toward 1,000,000 per cent, crumbling hospitals and residents migrating in massive numbers.

He also warned the opposition that investigations will get the bottom of the alleged attack, "whoever falls" in the process.

"I have no doubt that the name Juan Manuel Santos is behind this attack". "He is not thinking of anything else, least of all bringing down foreign governments", the source said.

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Rodriguez said Maduro will speak to the nation later Saturday evening.

The camera then panned to scores of soldiers who started running, before the transmission was cut. Scores of them ran in panic away from one area.

Photographs on social media appeared to show bodyguards shielding Maduro with black bulletproof panels.

"President Maduro was not injured in the murder attempt", the web site of the radio station quoted the minister as saying.

Critics say he has destroyed the economy and ruthlessly crushed dissent. He said authorities have arrested some of those responsible for the incident.

"I hope the Trump administration is willing to fight terrorist groups that commit attacks in peaceful countries in our continent, in this case Venezuela".

"Explosions were heard", said Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez an hour later on state TV. "We are carefully following the situation".

Maduro, a 55-year-old Socialist leader who took over from his late mentor Hugo Chavez in 2013, has effectively sidelined the fractured opposition through control of the courts and the electoral body - and undinting support from the military, which holds key posts in his government.

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