The investigation into an assassination attempt on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro using drones has widened to include the arrest of two high-ranking military officers, the nation's top prosecutor said on Tuesday.
Last Saturday, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, described as “attempted assassination” the events that interrupted an official ceremony in Caracas in commemoration of the anniversary of the armed forces.
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro along with more than 50 Venezuelan nationals are considered high risk for laundering money and financing terrorism, according to an advisory issued by Panama's economy and finance ministry.
68 inmates lost their lives and more than 30 were injured during a riot and a fire that occurred in an overpopulated police prison in Valencia, in central Venezuela.
The Venezuelan government, through the first prosecutor of Vargas state and officers of the Autonomic Service of Identification, Migration and Foreign Affairs prevented the leaving of 130 children for Peru, where they were to meet with their parents last December 15.
Venezuela’s high court issued an arrest order for the ousted chief prosecutor’s husband on Thursday after authorities accused him of running a US$6 million extortion ring, a ruling promptly denounced by government critics as a move aimed at silencing opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.
The newly installed constitutional assembly ousted Venezuela's defiant chief prosecutor on Saturday, a sign that President Nicolas Maduro's embattled government intends to move swiftly against critics and consolidate power amid a fast-moving political crisis.