MADURO CREATES “ANTI-COUP COMMITTEE” IN VENEZUELA AMID IMPEACHMENT EFFORTS

[1/9/17]  Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro continues to seek out alleged coups against his administration, having just announced the creation of a new anti-treason committee.

Maduro appointed Executive Vice President Tareck El Aissami as the new head of the “National Anti-coup Command” on Sunday, January 8, with other members of the group set to be sworn in on Tuesday, January 10.

Maduro again threatened the opposition, especially new President of the National Assembly Julio Borges.

Borges said he will defeat Maduro in a way that Henry Ramos Allup, the previous President of the National Assembly, did.

“I am going to delegate the battle against coup d’état to a special anti-coup command for peace and sovereignty,” Maduro said. “(They will) devote 24 hours a day to taking preventive, legal and corrective measures against all internal coup and terrorist sectors.”