Venezuelan opposition figure is probed over assassination plot

  • 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.


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