Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a demostration in Caracas on December 15, 2014. Thousands of government supporters took to the streets criticising the new sanctions against Venezuela, which the US Congress has approved after considering the government's treatment of opposition protests earlier this year a violation of human rights.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a demostration in Caracas on December 15, 2014. Thousands of government supporters took to the streets criticising the new sanctions against Venezuela, which the US Congress has approved after considering the government's treatment of opposition protests earlier this year a violation of human rights. JUAN BARRETO AFP/Getty Images
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech during a demostration in Caracas on December 15, 2014. Thousands of government supporters took to the streets criticising the new sanctions against Venezuela, which the US Congress has approved after considering the government's treatment of opposition protests earlier this year a violation of human rights. JUAN BARRETO AFP/Getty Images

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