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Venezuela braces for new clashes as US envoys exit

Updated: 2014-02-19 07:05
By Agencies in Caracas, Venezuela ( China Daily)

Venezuela braced on Tuesday for more protests by supporters and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro, as his government gave three US diplomats two days to leave the country.

"All these diplomats are required to leave Venezuela in the next 48 hours for actively being involved in the organization and promotion of these groups that now intend to generate violence in our country," Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua told a news conference.

Jaua said three US consular officers used the "cover" of granting visas to private university students to meet with them, and instigate protests and unrest in the country.

Venezuela braces for new clashes as US envoys exit

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