2 Hours Ago off the coast of Colombia:
Carlos Andres walked out onto the balcony of the Presidential Palace and pulled back the hood of his robe. A deep frown crossed his face as the crowd fell into silence. "It is with great sorrow that I address you all today. The President, the Vice President and much of his staff have been ruthlessly cut down by a nuclear weapon detonated under water several miles off our coast. The President and his people were on the Presidential yacht discussing affairs of state when a rogue assassin, using a weapon procured from a vile rogue nation, struck them down. Not only must we deal with this but also potential fall out. We have consistent, accurate information that suggests that terrible act was initiated by the very Drug Lords our bold President has been fighting these last few weeks."
He paused and looked at the international cameras. "Colombia bleeds today, it bleeds the blood of its bold leadership, it bleeds the blood of a frightened and wounded people...but we will not fall. Already the ladder of power is in motion, a new President has been appointed with emergency powers and he has ordered me to immediately move to establish nation wide martial law. Under his orders I will execute the destruction of the Drug Lords, once and for all. It is with great sadness that I initiate this order for Martial Law but I assure you it is both necessary and temporary. While we begin our assault on the Drug Lords, wherever they may be found, we are launching an investigation into where they procured the nuclear weapon...and where they have procured their other weapons as well. The acting President is sending requests to those foreign nations who have been kind to us in the past with calls for emergency aide."
Carlos Andres nodded a little and spoke once more after a brief pause. "We ask that you pray for us in this dire time." He said and walked back into the palace. He pulled the hood over his head, a slow smile growing over his face. Already his forces were sweeping across the country and securing vital elements of the nation's infrastructure to secure power...all in the name of ensuring security. It was now a matter of destroying the drug lords, eventually killing the emergency President and surviving the assault he knew was coming. Venezuela, heroes from around the world...they would all figure it out soon enough.
Battles began in the streets of Colombia's towns and villages and Colombia's armed forces, each individual equipped with a new black band around their right arm, unleashed their fury on the Drug Cartels. Simple raids became running gun battles in the streets. Colombia's military was not exceptionally powerful but nor was it incapable of defending the country either against Drug Lords or potential invasion. Of course The Shogun won't dare use a full military force, it would be too easy to turn the international community against her. She'll come with small private forces, plausible deniability. Others will come in the name of peace and justice. Let them all come, let everyone stand against me...so that I may learn their weaknesses.