An OPEC member in part behind a spike in crude oil prices causing economic concern, Venezuela missed a chance by re-electing President Maduro, G7 leaders said. The leader of the Group of Seven powers — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States — issued a unified statement rejecting the results of a weekend election that secured another six-year term for Nicolas Maduro. “The Venezuelan government has missed the opportunity for an urgently needed political rectification,” the joint statement read. Presidential elections during the weekend were widely characterized as illegitimate. By moving elections forward, Maduro worked to disarm the opposition. A year […]