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U.S. concerned Venezuela not allowing opposition to be heard - Tillerson
April 19, 2017 / 9:12 PM / 7 months ago

U.S. concerned Venezuela not allowing opposition to be heard - Tillerson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is closely watching the political situation in Venezuela and is worried the government of President Nicolas Maduro is working to silence the opposition, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov following their talks in Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

“We are concerned that the government of Maduro is violating its own constitution and is not allowing the opposition to ... organise in a way that expresses the views of the Venezuelan people,” Tillerson told a news conference. “We are concerned about that situation. We’re watching it closely and working with others ... to communicate those concerns.”

Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Eric Beech

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