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Unformatted text preview: ,” Maduro Cuts Off VenezuelaU.S. Talks, July 21 2013, http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/9872,PS) Caracas, July 21st 2013 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – The conversations that were started a month and a half ago between Venezuela and the United States have definitively ended, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced yesterday at an event of the Strategic Regions of Integral Defense (REDI) in Cojedes state.¶ “My policy is zero tolerance to gringo aggression against Venezuela. I'm not going to accept any aggression, whether it be verbal, political, or diplomatic. Enough is enough. Stay over there with your empire, don't involve yourselves anymore in Venezuela ,” he said.¶ The announcement comes after controversial statements from Samantha Powers, President Barack Obama’s nominee for U.S. envoy to the United Nations, who testified to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday that she would fight against what she called a “crackdown on civil society being carried out in countries like Cuba, Iran, Russia, and Venezuela.”¶ In a statement written on Friday that marks the last communication between the two countries, Venezuel...
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