Venezuela: 'Imperialism will not stop elections' — Maduro closes presidential campaign

Thousands of people attended the closing campaign rally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Thursday. Jubilant supporters cheered for Maduro, waving flags and banners to the rhythm of tropical music. Football star Diego Armando Maradona also joined the Venezuelan leader as he addressed the crowds. «Imperialism tried to stop the elections with external threats, and could not... Еще and will not do it. [Imperialism] tried to stop the elections, with violent protests; they could not and will not be able to», Maduro shouted. The Venezuelan leader sent Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos a message: «And me, as the voice of the people, I say: Juan Manuel Santos, go to hell. We do not care what you think, or what the oligarchy of Bogota thinks about the people of Venezuela, we do not care». The Venezuelan Presidential elections will be held on May 20.

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