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Fighting words from Maduro over OAS dispute

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 00:56

Venezuela's Maduro tells OAS head Almagro to ''shove the democratic charter wherever it fits'' after Almagro pushes for referendum on Caracas. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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With the Organization of American States raising doubts about Venezuela's leadership -- President Nicholas Madura is fighting back. OAS head Luis Almagro called an urgent meeting to discuss whether Venezuela is violating basic democratic principles, paving the way for a vote that could suspend it from the regional diplomatic body. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) NICOLAS MADURO, PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA, SAYING: "I suggest you put this democratic charter in a very thin tube and find a better use for it, Mr. Almagro. You can shove that democratic charter wherever it fits." The OAS suspended communist-ruled Cuba between 1962-2009. Havana has not returned. Like Venezuela, it believes the OAS answers to Washington.

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Fighting words from Maduro over OAS dispute

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 00:56