Venezuela's Maduro Rails At 'stupid' U.S. Sanctions Calls

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May 10, 2014 AT 9:48 AM
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has reacted furiously to calls in the United States for punitive measures against his government for alleged rights abuses in response to three months of street protests.Anti-government demonstrations since February have led to violence in which 42 people have died. About 800 people have also been injured and some 3,000 arrested, including more than 400 remaining behind bars, in what Maduro has cast as the suppression of a coup attempt but opponents say is a wave of repression. "Now they're going round with this stupid idea that they're going to sanction us," Maduro said late on Friday, using the word "estupidos" which has a stronger connotation in Spanish.