LatAm leftists hold summit in support of Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech before supporters outside the presidential palace in Caracas on March 12, 2015Leaders from leftist Latin American regional bloc ALBA gathered Tuesday for a summit in Caracas, a show of support for Venezuela in its mounting standoff with the United States. The meeting of the 11-nation Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America comes as the United States faces backlash in Latin America over its new sanctions on Venezuela.

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