Venezuelan President Blames American "Plot" for Canceling Trip to UN

Almost every other world leader showed up


Surprise, surprise. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the man who says birdies speak to him, is blaming an alleged plot against him and his government by Americans for his cancellation of a visit to New York to speak at the U.N. General Assembly.

Maduro, the hand-picked successor of the late Hugo Chávez, said in a broadcast televised nationally Wednesday from an automobile plant that he would not reveal details of the plot so as not to compromise his information source.