Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro survived an assasination attempt during his speech at Caracas on August 4 when he was targeted by several explosives-laden drones.
The drones detonated but were not able to harm the president.
“It was an attack to kill me, they tried to assassinate me today,” Maduro stated following the incident. “That drone was coming for me.”
Maduro also added that some of the perpetrators have already been captured.
“I have no doubt that everything points to the Venezuelan ultra-right in alliance with the Colombian extreme right, and the name of [Colombian President] Juan Manuel Santos is behind this attack,” he said adding that the initial results of the investigation show that several of those who paid for the attack reside in Florida, the US.
Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned the attack and said that the US and its allies were behind it.
“We vigorously condemn this new aggression and a cowardly attack on President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivar nation. After the failure of their attempts to overthrow him democratically, economically, politically and militarily, now the empire [the United States] and their servants have threatened his life,” Morales wrote on Twitter.