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Venezuela president declares 60-day state of emergency

Venezuela president declares 60-day state of emergency
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Venezuela’s president has announced a 60-day state of emergency, blaming the economic woes in his country on US efforts to topple his leftist

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Venezuela’s president has announced a 60-day state of emergency, blaming the economic woes in his country on US efforts to topple his leftist government.

Earlier this week the government extended a two-day working week to deal with the energy crisis.

The opposition is calling for Nicolas Maduro to step down as the country faces food and medical shortages, frequent power cuts, looting and crippling inflation.

Powerful snapshot of deteriorating situation, looting violence in #Venezuelahttps://t.co/oVdxRvRooO via Reuters</a> <a href="https://t.co/DRLWLdOB1e">pic.twitter.com/DRLWLdOB1e</a></p>&mdash; Gram Slattery (G_Slattery) May 13, 2016

US intelligence officials have warned of a political and economic meltdown in the country and said Maduro was unlikely to finish his term in office.

Over the last week police used tear gas on protesters who marched through Caracas demanding that election officials allow a recall referendum against the president.

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