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World Extends Solidarity To Venezuela’s Maduro After Attack

Bolivia’s Evo Morales was among the first to comment, posting on Twitter: “Now the empire and its servants threaten his life.”

World leaders and intellectuals have condemned the assassination attempt against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, sending messages of support from across the globe.

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Bolivia’s Evo Morales was among the first to publicly denounce the attack at the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard, in which two drones carrying explosives were detonated near the presidential platform, injuring seven military personnel and halting Maduro mid-speech.

Posting on his Twitter account, Morales wrote: “After the failure in their attempt to overthrow him democratically, economically, politically and militarily, now the empire and its servants threaten his life.”

He was swiftly followed by the leaders of various political and social organizations across the continent, from Alternative Revolutionary Force for the Commons (FARC) leader Rodrigo Londoño in Colombia to Argentine sociologist Atilio Boron.

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