Why is Russia clashing with the United States over Venezuela?

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www.washingtonpost.com—It’s about money, energy, Libya, Syria and Russia’s own neighbors.

Venezuela thrust to forefront of US-Russia clashes. WASHINGTON (AP) - Russia's support for Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro has become the latest flashpoint in deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, moving to the top of a list of long-simmering spats between the Cold War foes. As the dispute intensifies with both sides trading accusations and