The US is behind the attempted coup in Venezuela – that is the accusation President Nicolas Maduro has leveled amid widespread protests back home. And it’s none other than Vice-president Joe Biden who’s behind the entire operation, Maduro alleges.
The socialist head of state said that not only were the national and international right-wing planning actions to destabilize the government, but that Biden himself was meeting with other Latin American governments to arrange the assault.
“They have gone to talk with the governments of the continent to plan the overthrow of my government,” Maduro said Sunday during a ceremony marking the birth of Ezequiel Zamora, a key figure in Venezuela’s history.
“I accuse the vice president of the United States, Joe Biden, personally of having spoken with the presidents and prime ministers,” he added.
Maduro, whose government has faced a series of economic and violent destabilizations over the past years, which have intensified recently, went on to call for unity in the country and for strength in the armed forces against these attempts, according to Telesur.