Venezuela State Of Emergency: Country’s President Accuses U.S. Of Plotting To Topple Regime

Venezuela Tense As Unrest Over President Maduro's Government ContinuesPresident Nicolas Maduro declared a state of emergency in Venezuela on Friday, May 13. According to Maduro, the state of emergency, which was decreed to last for 60 days, was issued because of plots against Venezuela from within Venezuela and from the United States to “subvert him.” He didn’t specify details pertaining to the plots.

Opposition forces within Venezuela publicly criticized the measure, reports Reuters, calling it the action of a “desperate president.” Observers say that the Venezuela state of emergency is proof that the country’s president it panicking amid calls for a recall referendum.  Source

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