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As pressure grows, Venezuela's Maduro addresses UN

As pressure grows, Venezuela's Maduro addresses UNUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro showed up unexpectedly at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday to "defend his country" as six nations accused him of crimes against humanity and President Donald Trump hinted at taking military action.



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Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reforms

Venezuela on edge as Maduro unveils raft of economic reformsUncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the oil-rich, cash-poor South American country into chaos. Ahead of a major currency overhaul on Monday, when Caracas will start issuing new banknotes after slashing five zeroes off the crippled bolivar, Maduro detailed other measures he hopes will pull Venezuela out of crisis.



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Foe accused by Maduro says Venezuela military is fracturing

Foe accused by Maduro says Venezuela military is fracturingBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The exiled opposition leader accused by Venezuelan authorities of directing a failed plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro says the greatest threat to the embattled socialist leader may be his detractors in uniform standing quietly behind him.



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Venezuela vows to 'root out' plots after Maduro drone 'assassination' bid

Venezuela vows to 'root out' plots after Maduro drone 'assassination' bidVenezuelan authorities vowed Monday to “root out” plots against President Nicolas Maduro after what they said was a weekend drone “assassination” bid backed by Colombia. An accusation by Maduro that his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos was behind the incident has worsened already fraught ties between Caracas and Bogota. Santos, who hands over power to elected successor Ivan Duque on Tuesday, has categorically rejected the accusation.



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Venezuela's Maduro a no-show at support rally after drone blasts

Venezuela's Maduro a no-show at support rally after drone blastsBy Andreina Aponte and Shaylim Castro CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan government sympathizers on Monday rallied to show support for President Nicolas Maduro following weekend drone blasts that he called an assassination attempt, but the socialist leader surprised the crowd by skipping the event. Maduro, whose approval ratings hover around 25 percent, with opponents blaming his policies for worsening an economic meltdown, has urged supporters to unite in the face of what he described as right-wing plots led by the Colombian government and exiles in the United States. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has scoffed at the accusations, saying he was fully focused on his granddaughter’s baptism, while U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said Washington was not involved in the blasts.



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Venezuelan government: Drone strikes targeted Maduro

Venezuelan government: Drone strikes targeted MaduroCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Drones armed with explosives detonated near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Saturday in an apparent assassination attempt that took place while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, officials said.



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Assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas MaduroVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, officials said. Caught by surprise mid-speech, Maduro and his wife, Cilia Flores, looked up at the sky and winced Saturday after hearing the sound of an explosion pierce the air. Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the incident took place shortly after 5:30 p.m. as Maduro was celebrating the National Guard’s 81st anniversary.



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Venezuela's Maduro: Drone attack was attempt to kill him

Venezuela's Maduro: Drone attack was attempt to kill himCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, officials said.



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Venezuela's Maduro says drone blast was bid to kill him, blames Colombia

Venezuela's Maduro says drone blast was bid to kill him, blames ColombiaBy Alexandra Ulmer and Vivian Sequera CARACAS (Reuters) – At least one explosion rocked a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech on Saturday and the government said it was a failed assassination attempt involving drones carrying explosives. Maduro said “everything points” to a right-wing plot that initial investigation suggested was linked to Colombia and the U.S. state of Florida, where many Venezuelan exiles live. Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said drones loaded with explosives detonated close to the military event in downtown Caracas.



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Senate foreign relations chairman meets Maduro in Venezuela

Senate foreign relations chairman meets Maduro in VenezuelaCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The powerful chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday two days after the embattled socialist leader kicked out the top U.S. diplomat in the country.



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