Venezuelan President calls opposition leader a “traitor” after his tour of Europe


September 8, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos 

Speaking before the country’s new legislative body — the Constituent Assembly — on Thursday, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has accused an opposition leader, Julio Borges, of “treason” for meeting with the leaders of Germany, Britain, France and Spain to gather support for the Venezuelan opposition.

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Maduro said Borges should be tried for “treason to the fatherland,” a crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

“It makes no difference to me what [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel says or the queen of England [says]; in Venezuela, we have justice. We don’t take orders from London, or Madrid, or Washington,” Maduro said in his speech.

“Trump and Borges have united for a worldwide crusade against the economy of Venezuela,” Maduro further said, apparently referring to the economic sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the United States.

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