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  • In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro speaks to soldiers inside a military base in Coro, Venezuela, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.

    President Nicolas Maduro alleges officials conspired with "extreme right" to sabotage economy.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 01, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT
  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro arrives to attend President Rafael Correa's swearing-in ceremony in Quito, Ecuador, Friday, May 24, 2013. Correa is starting a third term as president.

    Nicolas Maduro, embattled successor to Hugo Chavez, wants the new organization to defend the "Bolivarian revolution."

    LAST UPDATE : May 24, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT