Venezuelan soldiers in balaclavas move a suspect from a helicopter after what Venezuelan authorities described was a ‘mercenary incursion’ aimed at removing President Nicolas Maduro [Venezuelan government handout via Reuters]

Venezuelan security forces arrested at least eight people, reportedly including two Americans, after a beach invasion aimed at capturing socialist President Nicolas Maduro – a plot allegedly involving the US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Powerful socialist party leader Diosdado Cabello posted on his social media a video of a Venezuelan identified as Josnars Adolfo Baduel, who was also detained, saying two US citizens were among those detained.


Baduel is shown responding to a security official who asks him about the two Americans captured. Venezuelan state television broadcast the video but did not

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