Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro accuses Donald Trump of ordering his murder

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro accuses Donald Trump of ordering his murder

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro accuses Donald Trump of ordering his murder

Josefina, who lives in a hillside slum and works as a street vendor, threw the green bills up in the air in protest, as she screamed out chants against Maduro's government.

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"Donald Trump has without doubt given an order to kill me and has told the government of Colombia and the Colombian mafia to kill me", Mr Maduro said, reprising a constant accusation of his and Chavez's over the years.

The United States, several Latin American countries and Canada have recognized Guaido as interim president.

But given the failure of previous rounds of dialogue between the government and opposition, including one led by the Vatican, opponents are suspicious, believing Maduro uses them to quell protests and buy time.

Venezuela's opposition plans protests Wednesday to urge the military, the lynchpin of Maduro's beleaguered regime, to dump him in favor of self-declared interim leader Juan Guaido.

Maduro also accused the USA president of ordering a hit on him from Colombia.

Opposition leader Guaido, on the other side, called on the European Union (EU) Wednesday to level "more sanctions" against Maduro's government, in an interview with German daily Bild. USA national security adviser John Bolton warned that if Guaido is harmed Venezuela will face "serious consequences".

The U.S., a dozen Latin American countries and Canada have recognized Guaido as interim president, while China and Russian Federation have urged non-interference. US Vice President Mike Pence met Guaido's designated envoy to the United States on Tuesday. "That is true diplomacy". But he said there will not be a new presidential election until 2025, rejecting a demand by Guaido, president of the opposition-controlled National Assembly.

The expulsion of US Diplomats was suspended, so as to give a 30-day window for negotiations with US officials.

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She said the Canada Venezuela Democracy Forum raises money to get supplies into Venezuelan public hospitals. In total, more than three million Venezuelans have left the country in the past three years.

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he is willing to negotiate with the country's opposition.

Sabatini said that, with the new sanctions, Venezuela will not be able to immediately export to other countries because of the technicalities of processing its heavy crude.

Inflation is running at 311,000 percent over the past 12 months, the economy has contracted for five consecutive years and oil output is sinking, deepening a humanitarian crisis that's seen more than 3 million people flee the country.

Mr Maduro still has the support of the top military brass and is unlikely to back down unless that changes. China's U.N. Ambassador Ma Zhaoxu said his government "firmly opposed" the US accusations. "We must take to the street".

The country's political turmoil has been escalating since January 23 when Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president, a move supported by the United States and a growing number of nations.

"It is a strategic resource in that sense", Monaldi said, adding that the company also allowed Venezuela to have a lobbying voice in the U.S. oil industry.

The deadline was dismissed byJorge Arreaza, Venezuelan Foreign Minister, who said, "Europe is giving us eight days?"

The Bank of England is said to have blocked Maduro's efforts to repatriate $1.2 billion of its gold it holds.

Under Venezuela's constitution, the head of the National Assembly is empowered to take on the duties of the chief executive under a range of circumstances in which the presidency is vacated.

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