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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Venezuelan Regime Denounces “Terrorist Attack” Against Oil Refinery

Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro said on Friday that a large oil refinery in the country suffered a “terrorist attack,” pointing out that two foreigners were detained prior to the alleged strike on Thursday that toppled a large tower at the Amuay refinery on Venezuela’s northern Caribbean coast.

Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro said on Friday that a large oil refinery in the country suffered a “terrorist attack,” pointing out that two foreigners were detained prior to the alleged strike on Thursday that toppled a large tower at the Amuay refinery on Venezuela’s northern Caribbean coast.

“This is a plot against our lives, against our livelihood and against our public services,” Maduro said in a nationwide address, blaming the Trump administration and the political opposition in Venezuela that “wants to kill me or remove me from power.”

Maduro said the attack was carried out with a “large and powerful” weapon without providing more details. He said it was under investigation. This follows the September arrest of United States citizen Matthew John Heath in the same part of the country. Heath was later labeled a spy by Maduro. He was eventually charged with terrorism, weapons trafficking and conspiracy.

Heath was arrested along with National Guard Sergeant Major Darwin Urdaneta, Marcos Garces and Daeven Rodriguez, the driver of the vehicle. The three Venezuelan nationals were charged with treason, terrorism, arms trafficking and conspiracy.

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