Published time: February 20, 2014 21:26
Edited time: February 21, 2014 05:00
Venenzuelan President Nicolas Maduro (AFP Photo / Presidencia)
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused President Obama of promoting ongoing protests in the country, and of backing members of the opposition alleged to be behind violence.
In a communique, the Latin American leader demanded that the US explain its motives in “financing, promoting and defending members of the opposition that promote violence against our country.”
Maduro went on to denounce declarations made by President Obama regarding the situation in Venezuela, saying that they presented a “gross interference in internal affairs.”
The new accusations come amidst a spike in the unrest that has gripped Venezuela, with some six people killed since demonstrations mounted by the opposition turned violent last week.
Wednesday night saw sporadic clashes between demonstrators in the capital of Caracas, the majority of which are middle class students…
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