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    Trump Chides Maduro Amid Venezuela Crisis 

    He’s talking tough. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, that he’s “personally responsible” for the safety of two opposition leaders arrested during the strongman’s escalating crackdown on dissent. As Venezuela descends further into political turmoil — exacerbated by a recent vote establishing a new, Maduro-friendly legislative body — its currency is sinking alongside prospects for a peaceful settlement of the conflict. In fact, the bolivar is now worth about half as much as the virtual gold featured in the popular computer game, World of Warcraft.

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