Maduro gets boost from Mo­rales:

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Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

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)

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