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Venezuela says diplomats may be tied to assassination attempt

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM


Venezuela says diplomats from three Latin American countries may have been involved in an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.

Communications ministry official Jorge Rodriguez said Monday that embassy staff from Colombia, Chile and Mexico working in Caracas either lent support or were willing to assist those carrying out the attack.

Maduro was unhurt on August 4 when two drones loaded with explosives detonated nearby as he spoke at an outdoor military ceremony.

Rodriguez says one suspect's confession implicates the Chilean Embassy, and he says several others have confessed to being trained across the border in Colombia.

He urged the governments to investigate any role their diplomats may have had.

Colombia, Chile and Mexico all have rejected the charges.