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    'Not About Democracy': Jill Stein Bashes US Policy Toward Oil-Rich Venezuela

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    Green Party ex-presidential candidate Jill Stein condemned Washington's policy in Venezuela on her Twitter account, saying that US policy in Latin American country is not about democracy at all.

    "US has backed right-wing coups up and down Latin America for 100+ years. Not one was about democracy. All have been to enrich the global elite. But we're supposed to believe this time in Venezuela — which has the world's largest oil reserves — is different", wrote Stein on Twitter.

    Immediately after Stein's statement, netizens appeared to be split down the middle on the issue. A large number of users supported her comments, condemning US meddling in the politics of Venezuela.

    However, there were other users who disagreed with Dr Stein's views.

    READ MORE: Top Caracas Envoy Defects to US, Calls for Support from Venezuela Military

    On Wednesday, the head of Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly Juan Guaido declared himself Venezuela's interim president in a move that has been recognized by the United States, Canada and a number of other countries.

    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro accused the US of organizing a coup in Venezuela and cut off diplomatic relations with Washington while ordering US diplomats to leave the country within 72 hours. He later tasked the country's foreign ministry with launching talks with the United States on the creation of so-called offices of mutual interests in the countries' capitals within 30 days.

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