Mar 10, 2019

Nicolás Maduro thanks military for overcoming U.S.-led coup: Report

Nicholas Maduro  blamed Venezuela's widespread power cuts on "cyber attacks" by the opposition.

Photo: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro thanked the country's military Saturday for overcoming a "coup" orchestrated by the U.S. and opposition leader Juan Guaidó, the BBC reports.

They invited the armed forces to carry out a military coup and their reply was clear - they have defeated the coup plotters."

Details: Maduro blamed opposition "cyber attacks" for being behind Venezuela's crippling power cuts (Maduro had claimed Thursday that the U.S. caused it.). He's yet to provide proof of the source of the outages.

The big picture: Guaidó's supporters clashed with police in Venezuela's capital, Caracas, earlier Saturday, as pro- and anti-government protesters demonstrated in the streets.

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