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Trump administration met with Venezuelan rebels to discuss their plans for a coup, says NYT

The Trump administration met with rebels from Venezuela during the last yr and mentioned their plans for a coup in opposition to President Nicolás Maduro, the New York Times reported Saturday. The resources cites unnamed American officials and a Venezuelan military commander who was once involved within the talks. One of the Venezuelan commanders involved within the conversations is on a U.S. executive listing of corrupt officials within the country, in step with the record. The White House stated in a observation to the New York Times that it was once essential to participate in "dialogue with all Venezuelans who demonstrate a desire for democracy" in order to help "a country that has suffered so much under Maduro." The White House "declined to answer detailed questions about the talks," the Times record stated.

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