Venezula in State of Emergency

President Nicolas Maduro has declared a 60-day state of emergency in Venezuela following what he calls an plots by the United States to carry out a coup against him. The announcement follows clashes between protesters and security forces in the South American nation. Maduro took over for Hugo Chavez in 2013 after Chavez died from stomach cancer and has become increasingly unpopular due to the deteriorating economic situation inside the country and perceived corruption and rights abuses.
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