Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Venezuela Gives US Two Week Deadline to Shrink Its Caracas Embassy

In the interests of parity between embassies, Venezuelan authorities are giving the US Embassy in Caracas two weeks to reduce the number of personnel in the country by over 80 percent, to 17 persons.
Venezuelan officials have announced that Washington has two weeks to pare down its 100-strong Caracas embassy to 17 persons.
"The U.S. government must keep 17 diplomats on our soil and we have given them 15 days to present us a list of those who will remain here," Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez noted, following a meeting with US embassy trade official Lee McClenney.


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