Venezuela defies pressure
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