Venezuelan government to denounce alleged plan to provoke protests

Venezuelan authorities say they'll present proof of an organized effort to provoke violent protests aimed at leading to an overthrow of the government.

Anti-government street demonstrations against Venezuela's spiraling inflation and crime have roiled the South American country for the last few months.

The Attorney General's Office says the violence has killed at least 41 people on both sides, with another 674 injured and about 2,200 detained.

Venezuela's state news agency says that Foreign Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres will release a detailed report on Friday afternoon about the alleged leaders and financing of the supposed coup plan.

Opponents have repeatedly rejected the government's frequent allegations about coup attempts, calling them an effort to distract attention from the country's problems.