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Chavez Foils 'Assassination Plot'

HeadlineMay 10, 2004

In Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez said his government has detained a group of 56 Colombian paramilitaries who he said were plotting to kill him or overthrow his government.

The Colombians were arrested at a farm on the outskirts of Caracas. Chavez said the farm was owned by a Cuban exile with close ties to opponents who had previously tried to stage a coup.

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