In a brief statement issued, The Honorable Prime Minister said “The Government and people of Dominica condemn with no reservation the attempted assassination of His Excellency Nicolas Maduro, the President of The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. All law abiding global citizens should stand in condemnation of the calculated and cowardly act against the Venezuelan people.
As Prime Minister of Dominica, I stand in solidarity with the President and people of Venezuela.
The attack on the president came as he was speaking at a military ceremony. The Venezuelan president issued a statement saying that the attack points to the extreme right of Venezuela who are in alliance with Columbia. He added that the leader of Columbia was behind the attack.
Since the attack, several individuals have been arrested.