Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro thinks someone in the United States is trying to kill him.
He says that he cancelled his visit to the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week due to a plot against his life.
The plan, called "Secure Fatherland," is the country's latest attempt to lower violent crime in its capital city. It will create around 500 checkpoints around the city, and some 9,000 new police officers and around 1,600 National Guard officers currently in training will later join the program.
Hugo Chavez, a close friend of Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and his younger brother President Raul Castro, has yet to disclose what type of cancer he has, fuelling speculation that his health may be worse than has been publicly disclosed.
The 57-year-old had been recovering from surgery in the Cuban capital city of Havana on February 26 which he said removed a tumor from his pelvic region, following the extraction of a first tumor in June last year.