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Opposition leaders in Venezuela linked to assassination plot against Maduro

Maria Corina Machado

Maria Corina Machado

It's one of the oldest tricks in the Tyrant Handbook: charge your opponents with attempted murder.

It's old, but it works.

And... since everyone loves to kill tyrants, it's easy for everyone to believe that the charges could be true.

This "plot" supposedly involves top opposition leader Maria Corina Machado.

So, it looks as if the Castronoid advisors in Caracastan found an easy way to get rid of the opposition.

nicolas-maduro

From the Global Post:

CARACAS, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Venezuela's Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz said Thursday her office is investigating political opposition leaders accused by the government of plotting to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.

The investigation began in early March and could lead to charges against those involved, including former opposition leader Maria Corina Machado, who is believed to be one of the main instigators of the scheme, Ortega told reporters.

"Anyone linked to this case or believed to have participated in the coup and assassination plot will be charged and put in jail or banned from leaving the country," said Ortega.

In a message on his Twitter account, Maduro thanked regional and local authorities for thwarting the plot against him.

"I thank the 20 governors and 255 mayors of the country that today repudiated the attempted assassination by the fascist rightwing," said Maduro.

Earlier in the day, the Council of Boliviarian Governors and Mayors said they rejected "categorically the assassination and any other plan that attempts to break democratic order."

The government announced on Wednesday that it had uncovered a plot by opposition leaders, international financiers and officials backed by the U.S. State Department to assassinate Maduro and seize power.

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