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Authorities grounded a Paris-bound Air France flight in Caracas after receiving information from French intelligence that a terrorist group was planning to detonate a bomb on board a flight traveling between the two cities. The US State Department has previously assessed that terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and al Qaeda are engaged only in fundraising and money-laundering in Venezuela.
President Chavez died of cancer; an election to replace him will be held in 30 days. Two US Embassy Air Force attaches were expelled for allegedly spying. One of the attaches was accused of meeting with military officers and planning to destabilize the country.
In a TV interview, Walid Makled, a drug lord captured by Colombian forces, intimated that Venezuela has provided support to both Hezbollah and FARC. Makled said he would only provide details to US prosecutors.