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        <h1 class="reader-title">Maduro Asks International Community to
          End US's Threats of War</h1>
        February 4, 2019</div>
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              <p>Venezuela will not allow foreign soldiers to invade,
                President Nicolas Maduro said calling for dialogue with
                opposition forces during a televised speech Monday.</p>
              <p>"Che, Fidel, Chavez, they are our heritage, they give
                us strength,” the Bolivarian head of state said,
                reminding the crowd of supporters of the country’s past
                struggle for independence dating back to the colonial
                era to present day.</p>
              <p>Since the attempted coup on Jan. 23 lead by opposition
                lawmaker Juan Guaido, the United States has aligned its
                forces with the self-proclaimed “interim president,”
                declaring his unconstitutional claim legitimate,
                triggering similar calls from its allies around the
                world and in South America.</p>
              <p>Maduro said, "When our Comandante Chavez passed away, I
                became president, but my first act was to hold
                elections. I wasn't going to govern without
                elections...why has Sanchez Castejon governed for so
                long in Spain without convening elections?</p>
              <p>Threats of militarized intervention have resurfaced as
                well as new rounds of suffocating sanctions against
                Venezuela, targeting the country’s oil companies in the
                United States. Although both the <a
href="https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Lima-Group-Refuses-to-Back-US-Military-Intervention-20190130-0010.html"
                  target="_blank">Lima Group</a> and the European Union
                have rejected militarized force, they have recognized
                the Guaido’s claim and are calling for Maduro to
                abdicate in favor of a new election.</p>
              <p>"The attacks against us from the so-called 'Lima Group'
                are also an attack on the whole left, on all
                progressives who they persecute in their countries,"
                President Maduro said, describing the organization’s
                behavior as “disgusting and laughable.”</p>
              <p>Regarding the repeated requests for intervention made
                by the Venezuelan opposition, the president said it was
                foolish for his homeland to encourage war.</p>
              <p>"Those who march with the US flag asking for military
                intervention in their own country have no idea what
                they're asking for, they have no idea of the damage they
                will bring," said Maduro.</p>
              <p>"In Venezuela, a battle is being played out for the
                right of all countries to pursue their own paths… I want
                to ask the world for the highest level of solidarity to
                create a powerful movement against the threats of war
                from the US,” the Bolivarian president said.</p>
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