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Maduro planning to swap Venezuela’s gold for dollars

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It was almost exactly two years ago when a cash-strapped Venezuela quietly conducted its first, little-noticed gold-for-cash swap with Citigroup, as part of which Nicolas Maduro converted part of his nation’s gold reserves into at least $1 billion in cash courtesy of the US bank. As Reuters reported then, the …

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Venezuela expels 3 US diplomats: ‘Get out of here!’

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Three US diplomats have been accused by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of plotting with the country’s far right to sabotage the national electric grid. In a scathing TV address, the socialist leader told the diplomats to leave within 48 hours. Maduro, who canceled his visit to the UN General Assembly …

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‘They want me dead!’ Venezuelan president claims US murder plot

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Acting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro believes there is a US plot to assassinate him during his election campaign. He called on his followers to be “vigilant” and warned conspirators want to prevent his victory in next week’s election. Presidential candidate Maduro pointed the finger at the former US Ambassador to …

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