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
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.