Venezuela de­fies pres­sure

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CARA­CAS: The Venezue­lan gov­ern­ment said on Tues­day it had re­jected US pres­sure to can­cel a con­sti­tu­tional ini­tia­tive or face ad­di­tional “eco­nomic sanc­tions”.

“Ob­vi­ously, the US gov­ern­ment is used to hu­mil­i­at­ing other na­tions through its in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions and thinks it is go­ing to get the sub­or­di­na­tion it is ac­cus­tomed to,” the Venezue­lan For­eign Min­istry said.

Venezue­lan Pres­i­dent Ni­co­las Maduro has called for a Na­tional Con­stituent Assem­bly to re­view and pos­si­bly re­write the con­sti­tu­tion in a bid to over­come the po­lit­i­cal cri­sis that has paral­ysed the coun­try. Xin­hua

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