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article imageBolivian President: US planning coup in Venezuela

By Paul Iddon     Apr 17, 2013 in Politics
The President of Bolivia Evo Morales claims that the United States is planning to mount a coup in Venezuela against the new president.
The Iranian state-run Press TV network quoted the Bolivian president as of saying that Washington's remarks concerning the legitimacy of the results of Venezuela's recent presidential election underpin sinister motives on the part of the United States. He made this position clear when he said that, "I am certain that behind these remarks, the United States is preparing a coup d'état in Venezuela."
He added that he "would like to express that this is a flagrant US interference in Venezuela's democracy, as neither that spokesperson nor the US government has moral authority to question electoral results in any Latin American country or around the world."
Morales added that he would attend the inauguration ceremony on Friday to show his support to the new president who won on a very narrow margin. Maduro has banned an opposition rally by his defeated opponent Henrique Capriles who insists upon a recount to ensure the results are indeed valid. Maduro ran on a platform of continuing the late former President Hugo Chavez's socialist policies which have been criticized by outside powers as well as Venezuelans in the increasingly polarized Latin American country as NBC News points out in its report on these developments.
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