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13 April 2024

Military officers arrested in anti-government plot: Chavez

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (REUTERS)


President Hugo Chavez says two National Guard captains have been arrested for allegedly conspiring against his government with aid from Venezuela’s opposition and former military officers living in the United States.

Chavez said the captains tracked his movements and maintained contact with former Venezuelan officers living in the US who have been accused of roles in two Caracas bombings.

Chavez told state television on Thursday that the captains were detained on Wednesday. They are being held at the Military Intelligence Directorate.