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Venezuela Detains Ex-U.S. Special Forces After Failed Coup

HeadlineMay 05, 2020

Venezuela has announced it has detained two former U.S. Special Forces soldiers who took part in a failed armed incursion aimed at toppling the government. On Monday, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro showed U.S. passports for the two men, identified as Airan Berry and Luke Denman. A former Green Beret named Jordan Goudreau has acknowledged the men were working with him in an attempt to detain Maduro. On Monday, Maduro accused the U.S. of being behind the plot.

President Nicolás Maduro: “Mike Pompeo was betting on this attack and believed that this attack would end the revolution, end the constitution, overthrow the government and kill me. God save us and protect us.”

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