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Venezuela’s Maduro Hammers Washington But Says He’s Willing To Meet Trump

Screen capture of the video posted by Venezuelan's president on his Twitter account.

Under pressure at home and abroad, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday used one of the world’s most prominent podiums to accuse the United States and its allies of trying to assassinate him to end his “socialist revolution” and seize Venezuela’s vast oil and mineral wealth.

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Maduro said Washington was scared of Venezuela’s autonomy and independence and determined to stop it all costs.

In particular, Maduro reiterated his claim that the U.S. and Colombia were behind the Aug. 4 explosion of a drone at a military parade in Caracas where he was speaking.

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald.

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