Venezuela’s Maduro claims US plotting to kill him and invade

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said the United States is plotting to assassinate him and overthrow his government.

He also suggested, without providing evidence, that US national security adviser John Bolton is leading a plan to invade Venezuela.

“Mr John Bolton has been assigned, once again, as the chief of a plot to fill Venezuela with violence and to seek a foreign military intervention,” Mr Maduro told a news conference, adding that Mr Bolton was coordinating the training of mercenaries in military bases in Colombia and the United States.

-Noah Harte