Venezuela's Maduro: Chávez's body may not be embalmed
Venezuelan acting President Nicolás Maduro warned against a plot to assassinate opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski
A week earlier, Maduro himself announced that the body of the late president would be embalmed and exhibited at the Military Museum just like that of founder of the Soviet Union Vladimir Lenin or that of China's revolution leader Mao Tse-Tung.
Referring to his major challenger in the presidential election to be held next April 14, Henrique Capriles Radonski, Maduro warned about "plans produced by the ultra-right wing" and connected to former US Ambassador to the Organization of American States Roger Noriega to assassinate the opposition leader. He added that specific instructions have been given to the intelligence service to protect the opposition leader.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.