Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reported on Wednesday that he put military units on alert for alleged "criminal" plans against his government and called on militants to join the "defense" peace groups in the neighborhoods.
"There are things I can not say (...), that I know of their criminal plans, of those who lead the opposition today, of the plantes to kill me," he said in a telephone conversation during the television program of the president of the oficialista Constituent National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello.
He indicated that before this he put "in alert situation the military units of the country" and requested "maximum intelligence and counterintelligence".
The president said that the current opposition, led by the head of Parliament, Juan Guaidó, is the "most criminal" of the last 20 years, and reiterated the accusation that anti-Chavism, along with the Administration of the American Donald Trump, is behind of the blackouts suffered by the country during March.
"Venezuela is experiencing the first war of unconventional directions (...). Venezuela is demonstrating to the world that it is a field for testing new cybernetic, electromagnetic war weapons and a new war strategy that is not direct invasion or the bombing through missiles, "he said.
Also, he said that he is "moving forward" in the electric rationing that is applied since Sunday before the damages suffered by the system, which he remarked, were "serious".
He added that the situation has not yet been resolved and asked the "51,000 units of integral defense that group militants" to join the Chavez groups in the establishment of "crews advocating for peace in all neighborhoods, in all the blocks and in all communities. "
Maduro said this after protests a few days ago over the failures of public services, complaints that Guaidó has asked to intensify.
He said that the establishment of these gangs "is constitutional, legal" and "necessary" and that it can not be allowed "that groups of delinquents paid" by "soulless and perverse people bring violence to any community."
According to the Government of Maduro, the country's main hydroelectric power plant, the Guri, suffered a cyber attack and a long-range rifle by order of the United States, which caused blackouts that left the country without power for several days during the month. of March.
The opposition, for its part, ensures that the cuts in the supply occurred due to the negligence and corruption of the State in the management of the state electricity company.