Venezuelan VP Rodriguez Denounces Sabotage Plan Against Angostura Bridge

Far-right forces have wicked plans against the nation’s vital infrastructure, she warned.

On Tuesday, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez denounced a sabotage plan aimed at bringing down the Angostura Bridge, located over the Orinoco River in the state of Bolivar.

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“Fortunately, thanks to our monitoring, security, and maintenance system, we were able to detect that the thick, strong wires supporting the bridge had been cut,” she said.

To carry out this attack, the saboteurs had to descend 50 meters below the bridge’s foundations in challenging environmental conditions, Rodriguez explained.

“The far-right oligarchy, which seeks to cause suffering to the Venezuelan people, has attacked the national electrical system, promoted the terrible economic blockade against our country, and now has wicked plans against the nation’s vital infrastructure,” she pointed out.

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“They want to sabotage the presidential election on July 28 because they already foresee that they will be defeated,” Rodriguez said, recalling that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro assured that he will guarantee peace in the country before, during, and after the electoral process.

To avoid accidents, the authorities decided to divert cargo transport traffic through the Orinoquia Bridge. Transportation Minister Ramon Velasquez reported plans for the rehabilitation of the Angostura bridge, which include the restoration of the wires, lighting, and the installation of a surveillance cameras.

On Tuesday, the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) also activated a plan ordered by President Maduro to protect the electrical system from sabotage that the far-right forces are allegedly preparing.

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