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Maduro calls on Trump to ‘stop aggression towards Venezuela’

Maduro calls on Trump to ‘stop aggression towards Venezuela’

Nicolas Maduro insists that the United States is very aggressive now towards Venezuela, the civil unrest and barricades are raising in the big cities, the authorities are unable to ease the situation, which is worsening by the economic crisis.

Anticipating more unrest, the U.S. government ordered relatives of American diplomats to leave the capital Thursday and issued a travel warning urging U.S. citizens not to visit the country.

Nicolas Maduro faced with a new round of U.S. sanctions against 13 Venezuelan senior officials, the nation leader called U.S. President Donald Trump to exercise reason and halt his administration’s interventionist policy in Venezuela.

“As president, I appeal to him, to President Donald Trump: Stop aggression towards Venezuela. Venezuela is a fundamental basis of stability in the whole Caribbean Basin,”

Maduro said. The Venezuelan president emphasized, however, that if the situation deteriorates beyond the harmonious confines of dialogue and peace, something that the people of Venezuela desperately want, “the Bolivarian Revolution will have to take up arms and, once again, we’ll be fighting under the same flag.”

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Maduro calls on Trump to 'stop aggression towards Venezuela'

The Venezuelan president emphasized, however, that if the situation deteriorates beyond the harmonious confines of dialogue and peace, something that the people of Venezuela desperately want, “once again, we’ll be fighting under the same flag.”

So far, the official death toll from four months of protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rose to 106 Thursday. After the tensions rose ahead of Sunday’s controversial election of Assembly members charged with writing a new constitution. Assembly as the newly elected body would rewrite the 1999 Constitution, which extended presidential term limits and allowed for indefinite re-elections. In fact, there will be no more “Bolivarian Revolution,” which was the cornerstone of ex-leader Hugo Chavez.