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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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ADVANCE FOR USE TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016 AND THEREAFTER - In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, 3-year-old Ashely Pacheco rests with her father Maykol Pacheco in her hospital bed at the University Hospital in Caracas, Venezuela. Two weeks after 3-year-old Ashley scraped her knee, she was screaming in a hospital, fighting for her life as her family scoured Caracas for scarce antibiotics. Venezuela is running short on 85 percent of basic medicines. As the health care system collapses, the tiniest slips, like a little girl’s tumble while chasing her brother, are turning into life-or-death crises.(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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Illustration on Venezuela's descent in to chaos under socialism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez scolded her fellow representatives in an angry, 30-minute address.

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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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Disaster of Venezuela Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Venezuela's First Lady Cilia Flores arrives to the National Pantheon for a ceremony marking the anniversary of the death of independence hero Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. Two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady pleaded not guilty on Thursday in a New York courtroom to U.S. cocaine-smuggling charges. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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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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Nestled in the shadow of Venezuela, the pear-shaped coral island of Barbados bears palm-fringed trees and gently lapping waves on the calm West and South Coasts.

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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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Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, hit Venezuela's "flawed economic policies and political system," just as the U.S. is seeking to repair ties. (Associated Press)

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Shoppers queue outside of a supermarket in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, in this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

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Venezuela unrest illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, shakes hands with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in front of the press after arriving to Miraflores presidential palace for an emergency ALBA meeting in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The Venezuelan-led ALBA bloc of leftist regional governments is expected to express support for Venezuela's position that its sovereignty is being violated by U.S. attempts to destabilize the country. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, center, waves a national flag during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas in dueling demonstrations on Saturday, with one group calling attention to a crackdown on opponents of the government and another showing support for the embattled socialist administration. At left is Venezuela's first lady Cilia Flores. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

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Lilian Tintori said her husband, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, has become the symbolic face of dozens of jailed opposition activists in Venezuela, and of a movement that won't die until there is "clear justice, a clear rule of law and human rights for all people" in the nation. (Associated Press)

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Ricardo Trillos, owner of Cao Chocolates, brushes a dusting of color onto freshly made bonbons, with chocolate made from cocoa beans from Venezuela, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Miami. Mr. Trillos makes many of his confections from "bean to bar," starting the process with beans from a variety of countries, including Venezuela, Ecuador, Trinidad, Peru and Uganda. Mr. Trillos will be making from 2,000 to 3,000 truffles and bonbons a day leading up to the Valentine's Day holiday on Saturday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Ricardo Trillos, owner of Cao Chocolates, holds a handful of roasted cocoa beans from Patanemo, Venezuela, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Miss Universe contestants Artnesa Krasniqi, of Kosovo, left, and Migbelis Castellanos, of Venezuela, right, pose in the water during the Yamamay swimsuit runway show, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Doral, Fla. The Miss Universe pageant will be held Jan. 25 in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)