‘Terrorist Attack’ on Venezuelan Military Base Under Control
Venezuelan Socialist party leader Diosdado Cabello said Sunday that a “terrorist” attack had taken place at a military base in the central city of Valencia.
Troops acted quickly to control the “irregular situation” at the Paramacay military base, Cabello, a supporter of President Nicolas Maduro, said on Twitter.
The announcement came after a video was posted online early Sunday, showing men in military uniforms, some of them carrying assault rifles, declaring a rebellion against Maduro in the state of Carabobo, where Valencia is located.
Despite months of violent protests against the measure, Venezuela’s controversial Constituent Assembly was inaugurated Friday. The assembly is expected to rewrite the constitution and give new powers to the ruling Socialist party.
President Nicolas Maduro’s wife and son are among the members of the 545-member assembly that unanimously selected former Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez as its president.