Venezuela indicts opposition leader Machado, alleging plot to kill Maduro

December 3, 2014 10:38 PM

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CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela has indicted hardline opposition leader Maria Corina Machado, charging that she participated in an alleged plot to try to kill President Nicolas Maduro, the state prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement added that “whoever, from inside or outside the national territory, conspires to destroy the nation’s republican political style will be punished by eight to 16 years in prison.”

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