Venezuela frees man who assaulted president at inauguration

September 23, 2014 5:15 PM

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The man who assaulted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during his 2013 inauguration was released from prison last weekend, the press said Tuesday.

"I never thought I'd spend 18 months in jail for asking the president for help," Yandri Sanchez told the daily Panorama, while confessing that when he lunged at Maduro asking him to help his mother, he was really just seeking fame - as he did with other such cases of brazen behavior for which he was...

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