Opposition elements addressed Venezuela's military. Dozens of hard-right extremists signed the document. They favor destabilizing Chavez's government. Washington provides generous support.
Their manifesto said government officials "violated the constitution." It's "subordinate" to Castro's Cuba.
"Cubans have slowly and progressively taken control of our registers, system of identification, our foreign policy, and important sectors of the national economy."
"Castro's communism" manipulates Venezuela's electoral process and national finances. Doing so "finance(s) the expansion of Castro-communism."
Venezuela is a "colony of Cuba." Its military was urged to impede further "dissolution of the fatherland."
Maduro said government officials uncovered a plot to attack him, National Assembly President Diosdada Cabello, and other senior leaders. "(G)roups infiltrated the country," he said.
"Don't be surprised by the actions that will be taken in the coming days," he added.
Expect Washington's dirty hands to be involved. Destabilization efforts are prioritized. State terrorism is official policy. Chavez long believed dark US forces want him ousted or dead. Loyal supporters are targeted.
A Final Comment
On January 24, Hands Off Venezuela headlined "Spanish paper El Pais makes a fool of itself," saying:
It published a "front page headline screaming 'the secret of Chavez's health.' "
It was "accompanied by a picture of a man, eyes closed, lying in a hospital bed with tubes coming out of his mouth."
It covered over a third of a page. A caption read:
"President Chavez during medical treatment in Cuba." When reports said he shows clinical improvement, it was intended to demoralize supporters. It added:
"Venezuela President Chavez's illness has been shrouded in opacity since he travelled to Havana on December 10 and has created a political polemic in his country."