Venezuela’s acting president said on Wednesday that “far right” figures in the United States were plotting to kill opposition leader Henrique Capriles in an increasingly volatile atmosphere ahead of an April 14 election. http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2013/03/13/world/americas/13reuters-venezuela-election.html?ref=world “We have detected plans by the far right, linked to the groups of (former Bush administration officials) Roger Noriega and Otto Reich, to make an attempt against the opposition presidential candidate,” The State Department in Washington declined any immediate comment. There have been frequent claims of U.S. plots aimed at discrediting the Chavez self-styled revolution. In January, Maduro said unidentified groups had entered the country with the aim of assassinating him and the head of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello. The upcoming vote will pit Maduro, Chavez’s heir apparent, against Capriles, a centrist state governor who lost an election to Chavez in October.This week, Maduro also said Venezuela will set up a formal inquiry into claims that Chavez’s cancer was the result of poisoning by his enemies abroad.