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In Venezuela, Nicholas Maduro and his family are running out of time

Nicolas Maduro's position now is more perilous in crisis-hit Venezuela

Venezuela crisis: Maduro says helicopter dropped grenades on Supreme Court
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. Photo: Reuters

Eli Lake | Bloomberg
After his militias and national guardsmen attacked aid caravans trying to feed his starving citizens, Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro appeared on state television over the weekend dancing the salsa. The dictator’s point was clear: I’m not rattled. I’m not going anywhere.

This is the context for US Senator Marco Rubio’s cryptic counterprogramming on Twitter. On Sunday he tweeted before and after photos of the late Moammar Al Qaddafi of Libya. In the first he was smiling in sunglasses; in the second he was bloodied and fleeing a mob. Six hours later, Rubio tweeted a similar side-by-side of the late Nicolae Ceausescu of

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First Published: Feb 27 2019 | 8:30 AM IST

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