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Venezuela to bring complaint against US at UN

Published on May 19, 2014 5:57 AM

CARACAS (AFP) - Venezuela vowed on Sunday to accuse the United States of meddling in its political crisis at the United Nations and other international organisations.

President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist administration has been jolted by three months of often deadly street protests that have killed 42 people and wounded more than 800.

Violent protests began in February as an outpouring of anger against the government’s inability to tamp down the high crime rate, but quickly spread and included protests against the lack of household basics like milk and toilet paper in this oil-rich nation.

The government has blamed local elites and the United States for what it says is trying to oust Mr Maduro, an elected leftist who succeeded the late longtime President Hugo Chavez.

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