CARACAS, Thursday January 24, 2013 | Update

Interior minister vows to prevent destabilization in Venezuela

Venezuela's Minister of the Interior and Justice said that in the "destabilization plans" recently found, the vice-president and congress' speaker are referred to as the "bus driver" and the "little lieutenant"

Following an attack against workers of state-run TV channel VTV, Minister of the Interior and Justice Néstor Reverol said three people are under arrest (Photo: Juan Carlos Cruz / AVN)
Thursday January 24, 2013  05:11 PM
Venezuela's Minister of the Interior and Justice Néstor Reverol said on Thursday that security has been reinforced to protect Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolás Maduro and Congress' Speaker Diosdado Cabello, after Reverol himself on Wednesday warned against an alleged plan to kill the two senior officials.

"Yesterday (Wednesday) we had to inform about another destabilization plan of the Venezuelan ultra right-wing (sic) at home, in combination with ultra right-wing actors abroad, intended to kill Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro and Congress's Speaker Diosdado Cabello. The two officials are referred to as the ‘little lieutenant' and the ‘bus driver,'" the minister noted.

"We will not let destabilization by the ultra right-wing to move even an inch. Police and intelligence services are on the alert. Security measures for comrades (Maduro and Cabello) have been reinforced," the minister remarked.

Additionally, following an attack against a crew of state-run TV channel VTV, Reverol said three people are under arrest.

Twitter: @ocarinaespinoza

Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Gagging Twitter users

Pablo Jiménez Guaricuco was summarily dismissed from his Clerk III job at the Autonomous Service of Public Registries and Notaries' Offices (Saren). He read a notice published in a newspaper on November 5 informing the public that he was no longer employed to the Saren. He was sacked despite the fact that he was taking a leave of absence from work due to a work-related accident, and that he enjoyed security of employment under the parental job-immunity privilege. Most probably, the decision was influenced by his role as a union organizer. But what did he do, besides leading protests, to deserve the sack? Well, he allegedly sent off a series of tweets that definitely hurt the sensitivity of the Saren Directorate.

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