Venezuela: Two Colombian Men Arrested in Alleged Plot to Kill President Nicolás Maduro

Interior Minister Miguel Rodríguez Torres said at a press conference Monday that Colombians Víctor Johan Guache Mosquera, 22, and Erik Leonardo Huertas Ríos, 18, had been arrested. The two men allegedly linked former Colombian President álvaro Uribe to the assassination attempt, the Buenos Aires Herald reported.

Both Guache Mosquera and Huertas Ríos were part of “a group of 10 men who were coming to carry out the murder of the President”, said Rodríguez Torres. The Herald reported the men were also planning to kill Diosdado Cabello, the head of the Venezuelan National Assembly.

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