CARACAS, Wednesday May 28, 2014 | Update

Machado terms infamy gov't accusations against her

Opposition Deputy María Corina Machado rejected the Venezuelan government's accusations that she is involved in a planned coup

Machado has been singled out by the government on several occasions as part of a plot (File photo)
Wednesday May 28, 2014  04:59 PM
Deposed opposition Deputy María Corina Machado on Wednesday is to address Venezuelans in order to "reject" the accusations made by senior officials of Nicolás Maduro's government, who claimed she is involved in plots and assassination plans.

"During a mandatory nationwide radio and television broadcast, infamy was disseminated against me by the top political leaders of the regime. Such media shall just give me the same space," the deputy posted on her Twitter account.

Earlier on Wednesday, government officers led by Caracas Mayor Jorge Rodríguez; Cilia Flores, the wife of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro; Congress Speaker Diosdado Cabello; Vice-President for Economic Affairs Rafael Ramírez,  and Executive Vice-President Jorge Arreaza, claimed that Machado had links with some opposition leaders such as former presidential candidate Henrique Salas Romer, diplomat Diego Arria, opposition leader Leopoldo López, exiled banker Eligio Cedeño, Pedro Burelli and the US ambassador to Colombia, Kevin Whitaker. According to Rodríguez, all of them are involved in a plot seeking a coup and an assassination attempt in Venezuela.

Machado has been singled out by the government on several occasions as part of a plot.