Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during his weekly broadcast "En contacto con Maduro" (In contact with Maduro) in La Victoria, Venezuela Nov. 20, 2016. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Friday that the United States convicted his wife's nephews on drug charges last week to weaken his leftist government.The high-profile case was one of several in which U.S. prosecutors have linked individuals tied to the Venezuelan government to drug trafficking.Maduro routinely blames the United States for waging an "economic war" against Venezuela.During Friday's speech, Maduro also praised President Bashar Assad of Syria, blaming the United States for fighting there, before an 8-year-old girl sang a tweaked version of "Jingle Bells" that lauded Chavez.
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