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Maduro Creates “Anti-Coup Committee” in Venezuela amid Impeachment Efforts

By: Sabrina Martín - @SabrinaMartinR - Jan 9, 2017, 9:11 am
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Executive Vice President Tareck El Aissami with President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro (Tareck Psuv)

EspañolVenezuela President Nicolás Maduro continues to seek out alleged coups against his administration, having just announced the creation of a new anti-treason committee.

Maduro appointed Executive Vice President Tareck El Aissami as the new head of the “National Anti-coup Command” on Sunday, January 8, with other members of the group set to be sworn in on Tuesday, January 10.

Maduro again threatened the opposition, especially new President of the National Assembly Julio Borges.

Borges said he will defeat Maduro in a way that Henry Ramos Allup, the previous President of the National Assembly, did.

“I am going to delegate the battle against coup d’état to a special anti-coup command for peace and sovereignty,” Maduro said. “(They will) devote 24 hours a day to taking preventive, legal and corrective measures against all internal coup and terrorist sectors.”

He explained that the command will attend to alleged coup plans that are political, economic and at all levels of governance.

Subcommands will reportedly be created in all the states of Venezuela with the participation of the Armed Forces, the police forces and the central government.

 

The Anti-coup Command will be composed of Minister of the Office of the President El Aissami, Defense Minister Carmen Meléndez, Deputy to the National Assembly Vladimir Padrino Lopez and Minister of People’s Power for Interior Relations Diosdado Cabello. Director of the Political Police Sebin Gustavo González, General Commander of the Bolivarian Militia César Vega and General Director of the Bolivarian National Police Franklin García Duque are also involved.

Source: El Estímulo; Sumarium

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Sabrina Martín is a Venezuelan journalist, commentator, and editor based in Valencia with experience in corporate communication. Follow @SabrinaMartinR.