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Venezuela: Julio Borges rejects 'absurd' claim he plotted to kill Maduro

  •  THE European Union’s foreign policy chief has warned of rising tensions in crisis-hit Venezuela as she demanded a “comprehensive and transparent” investigation into last week’s failed drone attack on President Nicolas Maduro.
    Venezuela crisis: EU warns of ‘AGGRAVATED TENSIONS' after drone attack on president Maduro THE European Union’s foreign policy chief has warned of rising tensions in crisis-hit Venezuela as she demanded a “comprehensive and transparent” investigation into last week’s failed drone attack on President Nicolas Maduro.
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Maduro critic, living in exile in Colombia, attacks Maduro as other opposition leaders say apparent assassination bid was legitimate

A prominent Venezuelan opposition leader has rejected “absurd” claims he was part of an alleged bid to assassinate president Nicolás Maduro, as other members of the anti-Maduro resistance movement cheered what they called a legitimate and humiliating strike on a tyrannical regime.

In an interview with CNN en Español Julio Borges, the former head of Venezuela’s national assembly, denied any role in what Maduro claims was a foreign-backed plot to decapitate his leadership with drones carrying plastic explosives.

Venezuela’s supreme court ordered Borges’ arrest on Wednesday, four days after the attack, on charges of treason and attempted murder. Hours earlier another opposition lawmaker, Juan Requesens, was seized from his Caracas home on similar charges.