Under pressure at home and abroad, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday used one of the world’s most prominent podiums to accuse the United States and its allies of trying to assassinate him to end his “socialist revolution” and seize Venezuela’s vast oil and mineral wealth.
Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Maduro said Washington was scared of Venezuela’s autonomy and independence and determined to stop it all costs.
In particular, Maduro reiterated his claim that the U.S. and Colombia were behind the Aug. 4 explosion of a drone at a military parade in Caracas where he was speaking.
Aterrizando en Nueva York para participar en la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas. Traigo la voz de todo mi pueblo, vengo cargado de Pasión Patria para defender la verdad. pic.twitter.com/IiDUjHfRQ2
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) September 26, 2018
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