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'I don't want problems' with Trump, says Venezuela's Maduro
February 15, 2017 / 11:22 PM / 10 months ago

'I don't want problems' with Trump, says Venezuela's Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that he wanted to avoid confrontation with new U.S. President Donald Trump.

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during his weekly broadcast "Los Domingos con Maduro" (The Sundays with Maduro) in Caracas, Venezuela February 12, 2017. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

“I don’t want problems with the Trump administration,” Maduro said in a speech, after Trump held various conversations with other Latin American leaders expressing concern over Venezuela. “We want respectful relations with the new administration.”

Reporting by Girish Gupta; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne

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