Venezuela's Maduro warns about plans against life of opposition leader
Acting president and ruling party presidential candidate Nicolás Maduro said opposition umbrella group Unified Democratic Panel needs new actors
Maduro also stated that the Venezuelan government is seriously interested in the respect of the political rights of the opposition leader.
The acting president remarked that "committing a violent act against Henrique Capriles Radonski has been planned as opposition candidates have failed to win anything; this is how they seek to settle in the Miraflores Palace." He added that there are some testimonies from Venezuelan military officials, who were approached by US military officials to incite them to commit violent acts in the country.
Maduro advised opposition parties to renew their leaderships and incorporate new actors after April 14 (presidential election), particularly that of opposition umbrella group Unified Democratic Panel (MUD).
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.