Maduro: Colombian paramilitary group behind Serra murder
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Maduro: Colombian paramilitary group behind Serra murder

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says a Colombian paramilitary group collaborated in the killing of a young Venezuelan congressman earlier this month.

Maduro presented surveillance video and what appeared to be a taped confession during a Wednesday news conference on the stabbing death of 27-year-old lawmaker Robert Serra.

The president alleged that a Colombian paramilitary group conspired with the legislator’s bodyguards to commit murder with the aim of destabilizing Venezuela.

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Maduro previously accused former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe of participating in the plot. On Wednesday, he said Uribe maintains links to groups working against Venezuela.

Venezuela’s leader added that he would ask the U.S. to help him go after members of right-wing groups in Miami and other cities that he said are attacking his government.

Associated Press