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Venezuela’s Maduro a ‘dictator’ after vote – White House

By Reuters
01 August 2017   |   9:00 am
The White House said on Monday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is now effectively a dictator after "seizing absolute power" through what Washington said was a sham election of the country's National Constituent Assembly.

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