Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro gives a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Maduro said he plans to strike back at opponents waging an «economic war» by using special decree powers likely to be granted by congress to set a percentage cap on profit margins for businesses. He said he would also stamp out speculation that has pushed the bolivar to record lows in the black market. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)