Turkish steak delight for crisis hit Venezuela’s President Maduro draws opponents’ fury

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Yusnaby Pérez, a journalist in Venezuela, posted a video of Maduro's meal with the caption "I wonder how every Venezuelan Chavista will feel tomorrow when they have to return to the daily titanic queue", a reference to the huge lines where people in Venezuela regularly wait for food.

Venezula is now in the middle of a democratic crisis and his leadership is recognised by some as a dictatorship.

Over 2 million Venezuelans have left the country in the last two and a half years in what Mr Urribarri called "the most significant migration crisis in South America in decades".

The New York Times reported on September 8 that U.S. officials had met with rebellious Venezuelan military officers, leading Maduro to accuse U.S. President Donald Trump's administration of seeking an intervention and supporting a coup. "It's called NUSR-ET STEAKHOUSE MIAMI located at 999 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131 The phone number is 1 305 415 9990 in case anyone wanted to call".

As many know, including Maduro, Venezuela is in the midst of a food crisis and millions are suffering from hunger, which is why the president dining on steak and smoking cigars at the restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday was so controversial.

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US Republican senator Marco Rubio, a vocal opponent of President Maduro, laid into the Turkish chef on Twitter. Gokce slices meat in front of him and Maduro holds up a t-shirt at the table, at one point telling diners, "This is a once in a lifetime moment", per Reuters.

Maduro said in a press conference Tuesday that he had hoped to attend the U.N. General Assembly next week in NY to combat what he called a hate campaign against his socialist government. "We were chatting, having a good time with him", Mr Maduro said. He loves Venezuela, he told me several times: 'I love Venezuela.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday he was evaluating whether or not he would attend this week's United Nations General Assembly meeting in NY, citing concerns about his safety.

According to a United Nations report published last week, more than 3.7 million Venezuelans, or 12 per cent of the population, are undernourished.

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