Maduro says US Embassy plotting against Venezuela

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he'll present evidence showing that the U.S. Embassy in Caracas is plotting to destabilize the South American nation.

Maduro's announcement at a pro-government rally Tuesday comes after he vowed to extend price caps that have led to long lines of bargain hunters at appliance stores across the country in recent days.

Next on his list of items whose prices the government will cut are motorcycles and their parts.

Maduro in September expelled the top U.S. diplomat in Caracas and two other U.S. Embassy officials for allegedly conspiring with right-wing opposition groups. The U.S. rejected the allegations.