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

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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.

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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