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Maduro accuses US of plotting economic sabotage

  • FILE - In this June 28, 2015 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro puts on his eyeglasses at a polling station, before casting his ballot in his party's primary elections in Caracas, Venezuela.  Maduro is again accusing the United States of plotting to destabilize his socialist administration.  On Monday night, Aug. 10, 2015, Maduro said the U.S. military had placed agents at the embassy in Caracas to orchestrate a plan to sabotaging the country's struggling economy and foment violence. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is again accusing the United States of plotting to destabilize his socialist administration. The accusations follow talks meant to improve relations between the two countries.

On Monday night, Maduro said the U.S. military had placed agents at the embassy in Caracas to orchestrate sabotaging of the the country’s struggling economy and foment violence.

He said he would present evidence in the coming days of what he labelled “Plan Vulture.”

Last week, the US State Department called for Venezuelan elections officials to reverse bans that prevent high-profile government critics from running in Dec. 6 elections. Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry responded that the U.S. was attempting to meddle in its sovereign affairs.

AP

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