Venezuela probes alleged plot to assassinate president
Venezuela's chief prosecutor has launched an investigation into leading opposition figure Maria Corina Machado over an alleged plot to assassinate the President, Nicolas Maduro.
Machado, a former congresswoman, led a major street protest against President Maduro's government in January.
The alleged plot came in a series of emails which Machado says are fake.
She has dismissed the accusations as a charade designed to silence her.
Machado says the charges are designed to distract Venezuelans from a growing economic crisis.
WATCH: GLEANER MINUTE