US urges Maduro to end Venezuela 'terror campaign'

US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro Thursday to “end this terror campaign” against his own people. In one of his strongest statements yet after more than a month of student and opposition protests against Maduro’s government, Kerry said the international community needed to “focus on Venezuela appropriately.” “We are engaged now with trying to find a way to get the Maduro government to engage with their citizens, to treat them respectfully, to end this terror campaign against his own people and to begin to hopefully respect human rights and the appropriate way of treating his people,” Kerry said. US Vice President Joe Biden met earlier this week with Latin American leaders in Santiago on the sidelines of the inauguration of President Michelle Bachelet in Chile.

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