Agence France-PresseMarch 7, 2014 05:25
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blamed the month-old unrest shaking his country on a "minority" that has left the opposition in a difficult situation.
In an interview with CNN, Maduro also renewed his call for establishing a new level of relations with the United States after years of frosty relations.
"My message (to the US) is: respect, dialogue, that we overcome the visions they have of our country," Maduro said.
"Our message to those who rule the US is respect Venezuela, respect Latin America and let's establish new levels of relations."