Venezuelan opposition figure is probed over assassination plot
December 4 , 2014
The chief prosecutor of Venezuela has launched a probe into Maria Corina Machado, an opposition figure, over an alleged plan to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, media reports say.
A former congresswoman, Machado had led a protest in January against the Maduro government.
She said the accusations against her were a ploy aimed at silencing her and distracting people from the country’s economic woes.
The alleged assassination plot is linked to several emails which Machado claims are fake.