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FILE - In this July 30, 2017 file photo, released by the Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro shows his ballot after casting a vote for a constitutional assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. With the installation on Friday, Aug. 4, of Venezuela's newly elected, all-powerful constituent assembly, President Maduro's foes fear the body that will write a new constitution is going to entrench the socialist administration and create a one-party state.(Miraflores Press Office via AP, File)

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A supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is tossed into the air before the start of a march to the National Assembly for the swearing-in ceremony of the Constitutional Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is heading toward a showdown with his political foes, preparing to seat a loyalist assembly that will rewrite the country's constitution and hold powers that override all other government branches. (AP Photo/Wil Riera)

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In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro shows his ballot after casting a vote for a constitutional assembly in Caracas, Venezuela on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Maduro asked for global acceptance on Sunday as he cast an unusual pre-dawn vote for an all-powerful constitutional assembly that his opponents fear he'll use to replace Venezuelan democracy with a single-party authoritarian system. (Miraflores Press Office via AP)

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FILE - In this June 22, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gives a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro said a helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he claimed was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

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FILE - In this June 22, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gives a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro said a helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court in a confusing incident that he claimed was part of a conspiracy to destabilize his socialist government, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

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FILE - In this May 29, 2017 file photo, National Guards fall back momentarily while clashing with protesters during a march towards the Ombudsman's Office in protest of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Along with asking soldiers to break up demonstrations, President Nicolas Maduro relies on military tribunals to jail protesters and gives the armed forces a prominent role in his effort to rewrite the constitution. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an anti-imperialist rally in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro said in a televised appearance Friday, March 24, 2017, that he asked the United Nations for “help” boosting medicine supplies in the shortage-plagued South American nation. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

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Supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro show their support during a political rally against Congress in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. After the government suspended a recall referendum seeking President Nicolas Maduro's removal last week, the opposition-controlled congress began debating his "constitutional situation." Lawmakers vow to present evidence that Maduro is a dual Colombian citizen and therefore constitutionally ineligible to hold Venezuela's highest office. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra)

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a political rally against the Congress in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. After the government suspended a recall referendum seeking Maduro's removal last week, the opposition-controlled congress began debating his "constitutional situation." Lawmakers vow to present evidence that Maduro a dual Colombian citizen and therefore constitutionally ineligible to hold Venezuela's highest office. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra)

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Maduro accused the United States of sabotage plans against Venezuela, saying they aim to create a scenario of violence to justify a foreign military intervention to remove him from power. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) ** FILE **

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures to supporters during a women's march for peace at Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Maduro is facing a movement by the opposition to force a referendum to recall him from office. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, shakes hands with supporters during a women's march for peace at Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Maduro is facing a movement by the opposition to force a referendum to recall him from office. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) ** FILE **

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has seen his popularity plummet in Venezuela to below 25 percent amid food and goods shortages and rising crime.

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures during a news conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Maduro last week closed a major crossing between Venezuela and Colombia and declared a state of emergency in several western cities after three army officers were shot and wounded by gunmen he said belonged to paramilitary gangs operating from Colombia.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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FILE - In this March 7, 2008 file photo, smugglers cross the Tachira River carrying Venezuela gasoline into Colombia, in Cucuta, at the Colombian border with Venezuela. President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the closure of a major border crossing with Colombia after three soldiers were attacked while looking for smugglers. Maduro late Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, said the normally busy border in western Tachira state would remain closed for 72 hours. (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez, File)

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National Edition News cover for March 14, 2015 - Latin Americans unite against U.S.: Sending a message: Venezuelans rallied for their government Thursday as President Nicolas Maduro responded to U.S. sanctions by asking legislators to expand his powers in the name of fighting imperialism. (Associated Press)

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Sending a message: Venezuelans rallied for their government Thursday as President Nicolas Maduro responded to U.S. sanctions by asking legislators to expand his powers in the name of fighting imperialism. (Associated Press)

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President Nicolas Maduro — the hand-picked successor to the late socialist Hugo Chavez — faces mounting international criticism for jailing opposition figures after months of street protests. (Associated Press)