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Socialist Venezuela chipped in $500,000 to Trump’s inauguration

Affiliate of Venezuelas state-owned petroleum company shaped donation even as President Nicols Maduro accuses US of plotting to ovethrow him

President Nicols Maduro may be struggling to feed Venezuela but his socialist administration still managed to make a $500,000 donation to Donald Trumps inauguration.

Records from Trumps inaugural committee liberated on Wednesday been demonstrated that Citgo Petroleum, a US affiliate of Venezuelas state oil company PDVSA, was one of the biggest corporate donors to the swearing-in ceremony.

PDVSA recently offered up a practically 50% stake in Citgo as collateral for a $1.5 bn loan from Russian firm Rosneft. The bargain described criticism from Republican who worry it defines the stage for Vladimir Putin to take control of American oil.

Even while accusing the US of trying to overthrow him, Maduro has been careful not to annoy Trump. But Trump currently being stepped up his criticism of Venezuelas government.

The accounts were liberated as dozens of thousands of protesters joined anti-government shows across Venezuela in what the countrys opponent has called the the mother of all marches.

Two people were shot dead and dozens injured in street battles between protesters and government supporters.

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