Venezuela blasts US in New York Times ad

In this Friday, March, 13, 2015 photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro raises his fist from the passenger seat, as Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega controls the steering of his vehicle, during a march organized to show solidarity with the South American country, in Managua, Nicaragua. On Sunday, Venezuela's parliament approved a law giving Maduro the power to legislate by decree for nine months in the face of what he describes as threats by the U.S. government. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)WASHINGTON (AP) — Venezuela has placed a full page ad in the New York Times to reject what it says are “tyrannical” attempts by the U.S. to undermine its socialist system.