Supposed evidence of a conspiracy to topple the Venezuelan government was revealed today in a press conference by the Political High Command of the Revolution, led by Libertador Mayor Jorge Rodríguez.
Rodríguez showed what he claims are a series of e-mails sent by opposition leader Maria Corina Machado to a constitutional lawyer Gustavo Tarre and that were intercepted by the government.
The e-mails reveal, according to Rodríguez, the existence of “a group devoted to the end of peace and linked to an attempt of magnicido [to kill the head of state]. For this purpose they have gathered funds: to assassinate Nicolás Maduro. At the same time they are carrying out a coup d’état, which fortunately has been deactivated.”
Besides Maduro, the plot would also include the assassination of several other government officials: Diosdado Cabello, Tareck el Aissami and Miguel Rodríguez Torres.
The group plotting to commit magnicidio and the “evolving” coup d’état includes: Machado, Pedro Mario Burelli, Diego Arrias, Henrique Salas Romer, Eligio Cedeño, and the current United States Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker.
Here is a video link by Últimas Noticias of part of the press conference.
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