Venezuela's Maduro Accuses US of "Imperialist Attack" Against Latin American Leftists

Venezuela’s leftist president Nicolas Maduro told a crowd of supporters Saturday that the turmoil of recent months in progressive Latin American countries are the result of “an imperialist attack on all,” teleSUR reports.

“It’s an imperialist attack against all. From Venezuela we will fight the coup of the oligarchy.”
—Nicolas Maduro

In his speech, Maduro referred to the impeachment process against Workers’ Party president Dilma Rousseff—widely decried as a “coup” by many observers—and the recent murder of a Bolivian vice minister by striking miners.

“It’s an imperialist attack against all,” said Maduro, according to teleSUR. “From Venezuela we will fight the coup of the oligarchy.”