Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said he wants a meeting with President Donald Trump, the same man he ridicules as a crass imperial magnate, as the USA weighs slapping crippling economic sanctions on his socialist administration.
"To all the presidents, I call on them to approve a meeting and through mutual dialogue, we can find a solution", said Maduro.
"In nearly all cases, support for Venezuela is strategic", says Michael Shifter of the US-based Inter-American Dialogue research center.
He said he had also given orders, "if it can happen", for a face-to-face to be organized in NY on September 20 when heads of state and government from around the world gather for a UN General Assembly.
"If he's so interested in Venezuela, here I am", the socialist president said. "Mister Donald Trump، here is my hand،" he said. The U.S.is the top importer of Venezuelan oil, and some officials worry that sanctions could hurt U.S. energy consumers and make life even worse for average Venezuelan citizens, who are experiencing widespread food shortages and the world's highest inflation rate.
Trump recently imposed sanctions on Maduro, accusing him of undermining democracy.
If Venezuelan President NicolasMaduro doesn't qualify quite yet for the title of dictator, he's pretty close and has been already given that sobriquet by President Donald Trump, who only seems to mince words when he speaks about Russian Federation.
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The 545 elected members, all Maduro supporters, will draft a new Constitution.
The legislative body was voted into power in an election at the end of July and allows the government to rewrite legislation, though critics argue the result was illegitimate and an attempt by Maduro to cling onto power.
The UN Human Rights Council announced on Tuesday that the Venezuelan security forces have used excessive force to suppress street protests, killed dozens of people and arrested approximately 5.000 people since April.
The Maduro regime is under increasing economic and diplomatic pressure as the political crisis in Venezuela gets worse. Since its installation Friday, the assembly has already ousted the nation's outspoken chief prosecutor, established a "truth commission" expected to target Maduro's foes and passed decrees pledging "support and solidarity" with the unpopular president.
The Constituent Assembly unanimously approved Maduro "as constitutional president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, head of state and government, commander in chief of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces", said the agreement read by the constituent member Aristobulo Isturiz during a special session on Thursday.
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The juveniles are charged with child endangerment and assault and battery by means of a risky weapon, that being the refrigerator. She says she was showering and left the baby with her and a 14-year-old friend for about a half hour. "Kids do stupid things".
There was no clear connection between the release of Hyeon Soo Lim and the heightened rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang . Lim was sentenced to hard labour for life in December 2015 for what North Korea said was an attempt to overthrow the regime.
A man wielding a knife was arrested on Saturday after trying to force his way through a security checkpoint at the Eiffel Tower . Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed that the person arrested is the same man who carried out the attack.
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