Chavez: 'Assassination attempt against me foiled'

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October 1, 2006 01:08

 
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Saturday that an attempt was made to assassinate him recently and that those responsible fled to Colombia. Chavez appeared to link the plot to his main rival in upcoming presidential elections, Gov. Manuel Rosales of Zulia state, claiming that he was in constant danger from opponents seeking to get rid of him. "No more than a few months ago over in Zulia ... they didn't shoot me by a hair's breadth," Chavez said in a televised speech. The Venezuelan president said a sniper had waited with a long-range gun and a motorcycle to escape on, and planned to shoot him as he exited from a helicopter and walked across a 200-meter open stretch. "The plan didn't work out for them - God is always present over there. But those responsible left for Colombia, and by the way, they were from the Zulia Police."

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