04:33 GMT22 January 2021
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    Right-wing and far-right forces in the Spanish capital of Madrid, Bogota, the capital of Colombia, and the city of Miami conspire to overthrow Venezuelan government, the country’s president Nicolas Maduro said.

    The international campaign to demoralize Venezuela is financed by oligarchs and right-wing groups globally, according to the country's leader.

    Last week, Maduro announced that authorities foiled a US-sponsored attempt to topple him. According to the plan, several military aviation officers were allegedly supposed to carry out an attack against the presidential palace or another target.

    In early February, Maduro accused US Vice President Joe Biden of conspiring against Venezuela.

    On Thursday, the US State Department issued a statement saying the US "does not support political transitions by non-constitutional means."

    "The allegations made by the Venezuelan government that the United States is involved in coup plotting and destabilization are baseless and false," US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki added.

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