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Venezuelan officials say opposition leader faces criminal charges
Venezuelan officials say opposition leader faces criminal charges

CARACAS, Venezuela — One month after the arrest of a key opposition leader, Venezuelan government officials have moved to prosecute another: national assembly member Maria Corina Machado. The Venezuelan National Assembly has ordered Atty. Gen. Luisa Ortega Diaz to begin proceedings to strip Machado, a harsh critic of President Nicolas Maduro and National Assembly leader Diosdado Cabello, of her legislative immunity and place her under criminal investigation related to recent antigovernment protests that have left at least 30 dead. Cabello told reporters Tuesday in Caracas that the charges Machado faces include criminal conspiracy, homicide and treason. Speaking of Machado,...

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