Published On: Wed, Feb 18th, 2015

Maduro extends defense zone beyond Dutch islands

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a news conference at Miraflores Palace in CaracasCARACAS, WILLEMSTAD - President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro said that his country has the right to defend itself in the skies above the Antillean islands. That was reported by the local media this morning.

In a speech on national TV the president reports that the defensive areas of the country have been expanded beyond the Winward Islands all the way up to St. Maarten. The measure was taken after a foiled coup last month.

According to the President of Curaçao’s southern neighbor, the perpetrators of the coup have tried to bomb the presidential palace Miraflores with a Tucani aircraft. Maduro said that The Hague was informed about this incident. This information has not been confirmed by the Dutch Government yet.


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