Bolivian authorities suspect Cuban and Venezuelan nationals are behind plot to assassinate interim president

Jeanine Añez, Bolivia’s interim president.

Via Martí Noticias (my translation):

Cubans and Venezuelans linked to alleged assassination plot of Bolivia’s president

Government minister Arturo Morillo said on Monday that Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Añez, canceled a trip to the country’s interior on Monday, November 18th for fear of an assassination attempt by “a criminal group” made up of Venezuelans, Cubans, and Colombians.

“We have identified a criminal group that wants to carry out an assassination on the president, that is why today we had to cancel her trip to her home region,” said Murillo at a press conference in the Bolivian capital Monday morning. “There are people, obviously Venezuelan, Cuban, Colombian, involved in this, narco-trafficking is behind it all,” the minister claimed.

According to Morillo, a “criminal organization with links to narco-trafficking” has plans to “make a Venezuela in Bolivia.”

Few details were provided at the press conference, but he promised that military and police investigators are “after this criminal group,” whose activities, he maintained, form part of an “insurrection process” that has “links to narco-trafficking.”

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