ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
Prosecutor appointed to delve into alleged plot to kill Venezuelan VP
Upon allegations of murder plans against the Venezuelan Vice-President and Congress' Speaker, the Attorney General's Office appointed public prosecutor Jairzinho Orea to conduct the relevant investigation
Security forces and intelligence services are taking actions to protect the lives of the vice-president (right) and the congress' speaker (Photo: Miraflores Press Office)
ALICIA DE LA ROSA | EL UNIVERSAL
Thursday January 24, 2013 02:52 PM
The Venezuelan Attorney General's Office appointed public prosecutor Jairzinho Orea to inquire into alleged plans to kill Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro and Congress' Speaker Diosdado Cabello.
Upon his appointment, the attorney began to collect evidence to determine the corresponding criminal liability, if any, the Attorney General's Office said in a press release.
On Wednesday, Minister of Interior and Justice Néstor Reverol claimed that some ultra right-wing groups, both at home and abroad, have plans to take the lives of the two senior officials.
Reverol explained that the state's security forces and intelligence services are taking actions to protect the lives of the vice-president and the congress' speaker.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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