Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a second term in Caracas on Thursday, in a ceremony rejected by most of the international community.

Maduro's re-election to a country facing the worst economic crisis in its history was tainted by allegations of vote-rigging and an opposition boycott.

The President's speech took aim at the US and its allies, accusing it of conspiring against Venezuela.

"They have tried to turn a formal, protocolary, legal, constitutional, peaceful takeover into a world war against our country. Like crazy, the satellite governments of US imperialism are making up stories, shouting, screaming and carrying on [about Venezuela]"

The US, Canada and a dozen of Latin American countries have said they would not recognise Maduro's presidency.

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