Maduro has now accused former Colombian leader Alvaro Uribe of plotting to assassinate him. Maduro said he had evidence that right-wing Venezuelan politicians had been involved in the plot. He has alleged conspiracies against him since taking over from the late President Hugo Chavez and winning disputed elections last month. He has claimed that Chavez’s illness was injected in to him. Maduro has talked, amongst other things, of a plot like the one that killed Yassar Arafat and accused the USA of intending to sabotage the Venezuelan power grid during the election period.
Mr Uribe – a fierce critic of President Chavez – dismissed Mr Maduro’s accusation as “immature”. On Friday, Mr Maduro said: “Uribe is behind a plot to kill me. Uribe is a killer. “I have enough evidence of who is conspiring, and there are sectors of the Venezuelan right involved,”
Hours later, Mr Uribe responded by saying: “To the immature accusation by the dictatorship… just one response: repeat the elections.”
The only common thread between the paranoid rubbish that Maduro produces is that he never has any proof that he is willing to produce in a court of law.
Maduro is fast becoming a laughing-stock. He has repeatedly spoken of the spirit of Chavez in the form of a little bird visiting and inspiring him. It is time for Maduro to grow up and stop tilting at windmills. The problems are not outside Venezuela, they are inside; caused by him and Chavez and Cabello and others. After fourteen catastrophic years of mismanagement and corruption, Venezuela has squandered record oil revenues and left Venezuelans with rampant inflation, crumbling infrastructure, power cuts, food shortages, record murder rates and institutionalised corruption. WHERE HAS ALL THE FONDEN MONEY GONE?????
Forget the pathetic hagiolatry of Chavez; he is dead and his legacy is a disgrace. The Bolivarian Republic is fast turning in to a Banana Republic. Socialism is the worst form of ideological necrophilia – it doesn’t work. Maduro should realise that even Russia and Cuba have abandoned it.
STOP LOOKING FOR EXCUSES, NICOLAS – REPAIR THE DAMAGE YOU HAVE CAUSED !