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Montevideo, December 15th 2017 - 06:31 UTC

No elections until “vulgar sanctions” against Venezuela are lifted, warns Maduro

Wednesday, December 6th 2017 - 10:15 UTC
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Venezuela said future elections in the country would only take place once U.S. sanctions against top ranking officials and its finances are lifted, in a sign from the government that next year’s presidential vote is at risk. Read full article

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  • DemonTree

    -Complains of US interference in the running of his country.

    -Makes democracy contingent on US actions.

    Does anyone else see anything wrong with this picture?

    And are we allowed to call him a dictator now?

    Dec 06th, 2017 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Bisley

    Why would anyone believe anything coming from this government, or believe that it would ever allow itself to be voted out of power, if there were elections? Maduro and his government are not going to change their policies, or allow themselves to be replaced -- they will either have to be removed by force, or they will continue to rule.

    Dec 06th, 2017 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Chicureo

    A coup d'état is difficult as Maduro is in strong control of the military, but this disaster is only going to get worse for years to come. It's a huge humanitarian crisis where people are starving and the sick are unable to obtain medicine.

    Dec 06th, 2017 - 04:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Jack Bauer

    Besides the fact that VZ voters have no idea what an honest election is, looks like Maduro wants the tail to wag the dog...

    Dec 06th, 2017 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    Not long before a civil war methinks.

    Dec 07th, 2017 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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