Maduro gets boost from Morales:
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales made a flying visit to Caracas for talks with embattled President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday, a month ahead of controversial polls set to give the socialist leader a second term.
Morales’ visit provided a rare international show of support for Maduro in the wake of the Summit of the Americas in Lima last week, during which the United States and leaders from across Latin America warned the May 20 vote would lack legitimacy and credibility.
Venezuela’s main opposition is boycotting the vote on the grounds that there are no guarantees that it will be free and fair.
The leftist Bolivian leader was received with full military honors at Maduro’s presidential palace.
“We are anti-imperialist and no-one is going to blackmail us,” Morales said in brief statement to reporters after the one-hour meeting. (AFP)