Maduro Wants to Investigate Opponents as ‘Traitors’ Over Trump Threats
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has asked his government to investigate his political opponents as “traitors” for their alleged support of Donald Trump’s threat to take “military” action against the country. Trump made the threats last week after the U.S. placed sanctions on Maduro, citing a controversial July vote in which Venezuelans purportedly voted to give Maduro greater control over the government. Researchers allege that the vote count was tampered with, in Maduro’s favor. On Monday, Maduro accused his opponents of supporting Trump’s threats, after his main opponent alliance did not explicitly condemn Trump by name in its statement on the threats.