Maduro says Trump administration wants to have him killed

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends an event with workers in Caracas, Venezuela October 11, 2018. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

CARACAS (Reuters) – Socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the Trump administration on Thursday of seeking to assassinate him, as relations strain between the ideologically opposed nations. Asked about Maduro’s comments, a spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council said: “U.S. policy preference for a peaceful, orderly return to democracy in Venezuela remains unchanged.” […]

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