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Six arrested in Venezuela drone attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/06/18, 11:46 am

Venezuelan authorities have arrested six suspects in the ongoing investigation into a Saturday explosion that President Nicolas Maduro called an assassination attempt. Maduro was delivering a speech in Caracas to mark the National Guard’s 81st anniversary when the explosion went off. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said two drones loaded with 2.2 pounds of C4 plastic explosive targeted the leader. The military electronically diverted one of the drones, while the second crashed into an apartment building two blocks away.

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Venezuelan president accuses right wing of assassination attempt

by Mickey McLean
Posted 8/04/18, 10:16 pm

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said authorities had arrested the responsible parties in what he is calling an assassination attempt Saturday afternoon. He said far-right wing factions working with in collaboration with conspirators in Bogotá and Miami were responsible for drones armed with explosives that detonated near him during a speech in Caracas celebrating the National Guard’s 81st anniversary.

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The other border crisis

Colombia | At the border with Colombia, hungry Venezuelans seek out supplies to survive their country’s harrowing economic collapse—while Christians try their best to help
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/02/18, 12:00 pm

Each morning, as the hot sun rises over the Simón Bolívar International Bridge, thousands of Venezuelans lift their eyes to the hills of neighboring Colombia, and ask a simple question: From where will our help come?

Over the course of the day, as many as 30,000 Venezuelans will cross this bridge into northeast Colombia by foot, looking for food or medicine or other supplies they can’t get in their home country.

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