DFATD pans ex-Chavez VP’s claims of Canadian conspiracy

BJ Siekierski, 23, 2014, iPolitics,
As his predecessor Hugo Chávez was fond of doing, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro never shies away from blaming the yanquis for turmoil in his country.
Given the Americans’ history in the region, it’s not exactly a hard populist sell for those already committed to the Bolivarian revolution.
Until recently, however, Canada has never really been on the Chavista radar.
Just getting the Harper government to comment on post-election violence back in April 2013 in Venezuela was a bit of a task.