Venezuela president Nicolás Maduro declares state of emergency

By Emma Graham-Harrison

Beleaguered leader invokes power to ‘confront threats’ as US officials warn country could disintegrate

Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has declared a state of emergency, hours after US intelligence officials warned that the South American country could be on the brink of disintegration.

The powers Maduro obtains after Friday night’s declaration allow him “to stabilise our country, and confront all the international and national threats against our fatherland in this moment”, the president said, but he did not detail how he intends to use them.

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