Nicolás Maduro Says U.S. Is Trying To Kill Him
By Bill Strange
October 12, 2018
The president of Venezuela is accusing the White House of trying to assassinate him. Nicolás Maduro did not provide any evidence in a televised broadcast Thursday night but claimed the White House asked the government in neighboring Colombia to kill him. A White House spokesperson said U.S. goals in Venezuela remain the same, for a peaceful return to democracy. President Trump has been highlighting the difficulties in Venezuela in his campaign speeches. Nearly 2,000,000 of its citizens have fled the oil-rich nation because of food and medicine shortages, hyperinflation and violent crimes. Maduro reassured his supporters that the U.S. assassins will not touch a single hair on his head.