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President Maduro raises the stakes, closing Venezuelan offices in the US

(CNN)President Nicolas Maduro has decided to close Venezuela's embassy and all its consulates in the United States after the Trump administration recognized the opposition leader as president. Speaking at Venezuela's Supreme Court on Thursday, Maduro said diplomats and consulate personnel will return to the Latin America country by Saturday.Maduro reiterated his decision to cut diplomatic ties with the US during a lengthy speech that aired live on state broadcaster VTV . He continuously slammed President Donald Trump, among other top US officials."I believe there's no doubt that Donald Trump wants to impose a de facto government, unconstitutional government, a coup against the people and democracy in Venezuela," Maduro said. "There's no do ...