A former police pilot fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court and Interior Ministry from a helicopter. President Maduro calls it a "terrorist attack." His opponents accuse him of staging the assault.
A Venezuelan councilman accused of planning the failed assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro has died while in detention. The government claims he committed suicide; the opposition insists he was killed.
The United Nations has called for a "transparent, independent investigation" into the death of jailed opposition politician Fernando Alban. The opposition has accused Caracas of making Alban's death look like a suicide.
President Nicolas Maduro was unharmed after a blast interrupted his TV address. He blamed far-right factions for the "assassination" attempt, and his government already started taking action and arresting "terrorists."
The international community should consider "all options," OAS head Luis Almagro said, to help suffering Venezuelans. Almagro reminded Latin American states that the crisis threatens to destabilize the entire region.
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