Maduro supporters want US to repeal Venezuela threat classification

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Venezuelan government supporters are spreading out across the country in search of signatures. Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro have launched an international campaign, including a domestic petition drive, demanding U.S. President Barack Obama declassify the country as a security threat. CCTV America’s Martin Markovits filed this report from Caracas.

Maduro supporters want US to repeal Venezuela threat classification

Maduro supporters want US to repeal Venezuela threat classification

Venezuelan government supporters are spreading out across the country in search of signatures. Supporters of President Nicolas Maduro have launched an international campaign, including a domestic petition drive, demanding U.S. President Barack Obama declassify the country as a security threat.CCTV America's Martin Markovits filed this report from Caracas.

Highlights:

  • Maduro is hoping to rally massive public support after Washington levied sanctions on seven high-level government officials accused of violating human rights during anti-government protests.
  • In the past week, demonstrations against the United States have erupted across Venezuela. They are protesting Obama’s recent actions against the Maduro government.
  • The U.S. is still Venezuela’s biggest trading partner and largest buyer of its oil.