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China says US treats Latin American like its 'backyard'

AP  |  Beijing 

has fired back at the US after criticised China's role in as prolonging the crisis there.

China's foreign ministry said Monday that Pompeo's accusations were "unfounded" and "deliberately drove a wedge" between and

accused the U.S. of treating like "its own backyard to pressure, threaten and even subvert political power in other countries at every turn."

said last Friday that China's financing of helped "precipitate and prolong" the country's crisis.

Hyperinflation, shortages of and medicine and other hardships have forced more than 3 million Venezuelans about one-tenth of the population to flee the country in the last few years.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 16:55 IST