Maduro's attacks against the United States occurred less than a week after the head of state claimed to be seeking "a relationship of respect between the American and Venezuelan governments".
USA officials said they are preparing sanctions against several senior Venezuelan government figures in an effort to pressure Maduro to cancel the Constituent Assembly vote scheduled for July 30. Padrino Lopez challenged on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 the countries that have declared against the government's initiative to rewrite Venezuela's constitution, saying the nation will not submit to foreign governments.
The conservative opposition, which has the backing of the United States, has opposed the initiative and even organised an informal poll on Sunday to gauge support.
"The FANB categorically rejects the alliance of governments operating against the nation and repudiates as firmly as possible the statements of (U.S. President Donald) Trump who, in an affront to Venezuela has dared to threaten the Venezuelan people with imposing economic sanctions on the government if it goes ahead with its Constituent Assembly".
Despite Trump's threats, Venezuela has continued to forge ties with some United States-based oil companies working to improve relations.
Number of Venezuelan expats who voted from abroad-including 102,000 in South Florida, more than the 100,500 who were eligible to vote worldwide in the 2013 presidential election. Protesters across Caracas set up roadblocks of tree branches and tires to protest Maduro's plans to change the constitution.
"Yesterday's vote was a massive repudiation of the proposed National Constituent Assembly, which would undermine Venezuela's democratic institutions". "I invite all American capital to come to Venezuela, we are cool", Maduro said.
In response, the opposition called Thursday's general strike. "The dignity of our people is at stake", he added.
A senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said in a briefing for reporters Tuesday that "the President told us to consider all options, so options are on the table" but declined to provide any details. She explained that part of the exercise was to identify those localities within the municipalities where the safety of voters could be threatened during the electoral event.
"We are seeing empty streets and most shops closed", said opposition leader Henrique Capriles while touring the city on foot.
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"We won't allow, and we'll be closely watching, any disruption that violates the working class' right to work", Ovalles said.
His labor minister, Nestor Ovalles, warned that companies in Venezuela that joined a 24-hour, nationwide strike on Thursday called by the opposition would be "sanctioned".
The results showed almost 98% of voters said they were against the move to re-write the country's constitution.
Meanwhile, the opposition has called for several days of actions, which have already led to more deaths and increased violence, in its efforts to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution.
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Conflicts over the walled holy site, revered by Muslims and Jews, have repeatedly triggered Israeli-Palestinian confrontations. When the al-Aqsa compound reopened, metal detectors had been installed, which angered Muslim religious authorities.
Home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock, it is Islam's third-holiest site after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. The al-Aqsa Mosque compound is a flashpoint Islamic site, which is also holy to Jews.
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The council also said it opposed a military solution to the North Korea problem and kept the door open to dialogue. The December 2015 talks at a now-stalled joint factory park in North Korea ended with no breakthroughs.
Liverpool have agreed a £10 million deal with Hull City for left-back Andy Robertson, with his medical pencilled in for Thursday. The 23-year-old Scotland global will undergo a medical on Thursday and is set to become the Reds' third signing of the summer.
François Lecointre named as new chief of France armed forces
De Villiers had repeatedly complained that the military was overstretched and said he saw it as his duty to inform politicians. President Macron wants to get the overall French budget deficit below a European Union cap of 3% of national income for 2017.
DOOM's New Update Unlocks All Multiplayer DLC
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Former US House Speaker Freed
Hastert told prosecutors he paid Individual A about half of a $3.5 million off-the-books agreement to keep quiet about the abuse. The Illinois Republican admitted to sexually abusing underage boys while he worked as a high school teacher and coach.
Australian Shot And Killed By Police In Minneapolis
Both officers who responded to the 911 call have been placed on administrative leave, the Star Tribune quoted police as saying. Relatives of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by police in Minneapolis say they've lost "a loving free spirit".
Street Fighter 5 DLC Adds Massive Fighter Abigail
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'Dunkirk' May be Harry Styles Only Acting Gig
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Czech tourist injured in Hurghada knife attack
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IEA: Market Shows Waning Confidence In Oil Rebalancing
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Live Crew co-founder Fresh Kid Ice has passed away
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