Venezuelan leader seeks decree powers amid US rift

A picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency shows President Nicolas Maduro speaking during a meeting with his cabinet at the presidential palace in Caracas, March 9, 2015Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will request Tuesday special decree powers to confront what he termed “imperialist aggressions” from the United States, as relations between the countries sank further. Maduro will submit his request to the National Assembly, dominated by his ruling socialist party, a day after US President Barack Obama ordered new sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials over an opposition crackdown.

Share this article