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Breaking: Venezuelan military seizes 3 Colombian naval boats
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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The Venezuelan Armed Forces seized three Colombian naval boats that were abandoned inside of the Bolivarian Republic, indicating that some people managed to reach shore.

According to the Venezuelan Armed Forces, their troops found the Colombian naval boats abandoned in the Chorro El Mono area of the Orinoco River, which is located in the Bolivar State.



“The unmanned ships are Boston Wheeler model speedboats, each with two Evinrude brand 175 HP engines, armed with 50mm and M60 caliber machine guns, and their respective ammunition,” the FANB informed.

“All this material is in custody… The Public Ministry and other Venezuelan institutions carry out the corresponding investigations.”


The boats are thought to have belonged to some mercenaries who managed to reach Venezuelan territory after sailing from Colombian waters.

“The patrol and search work continues throughout the national territory, as part of the operation Bolivarian Shield so as to guarantee the Nation’s freedom, sovereignty, and independence,” Defense Minister General Vladimir Padrino Lopez explained.
This latest incident comes just days after the Venezuelan Armed Forces arrested two naval incursions on two separate days near the Colombian border.


Among those arrested by the Venezuelan Armed Forces were two ex-U.S. soldiers, who later confessed to working for the security firm, Silvercorp.

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Venezuela: Guaido taking refuge in European embassy
Government official accuses opposition leader of being linked to failed raid by US ‘mercenaries’

Laura Gamba |06.05.2020

Venezuela: Guaido taking refuge in European embassy



BOGOTA, Colombia
Diosdado Cabello, the number two man in the Venezuelan government said opposition leader Juan Guaido is taking refuge in a European embassy to avoid arrest by the prosecutor's office.

"He has already chosen the embassy where he wants to go, it is European. He knows what I am talking about because he already sent some suitcases,” Cabello said during a television show late Tuesday. “What will those suitcases have?"

Guaido is accused by the Nicolas Maduro government of being linked to a failed raid Sunday and several attempts at a "coup d'état" in the last two years, for which he was called to testify before the prosecutor's office last March but did not appear.

The government said the raids Sunday that led to the capture of two American “mercenaries” were intended to assassinate Maduro.

Maduro said the attack led to 15 arrests and eight fatalities by state security forces. He described it as a plot coordinated with Washington to enter the country via the Caribbean coast to oust him.

He accused Washington and Bogota of being the perpetrators of the raids but US President Donald Trump said Tuesday his administration has "nothing to do with it," echoing Colombia that labeled the accusations "unfounded and speculative."

Diplomatic relations between Caracas and Washington have been on a knife's-edge since early 2019 amid heightened political tension due to a power struggle between Maduro and Guaido.

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