Venezuela announces the severance of diplomatic relations with the United States and calls for the departure of U.S. personnel for 72 hours

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 Venezuela announces the severance of diplomatic relations with the United States and calls for the departure of U.S. personnel for 72 hours


On the afternoon of 23 local time, Venezuelan President Maduro announced the severance of diplomatic relations with the United States and asked the U.S. embassy staff to leave Venezuela within 72 hours. On the 23rd of the same day, Venezuelan opposition parties launched a large-scale march in the capital Caracas. The leader of the opposition party, Venezuelan Parliament President Guaido, declared that he was the interim president of the country. Then President Trump of the United States and the leaders of many Latin American countries acknowledged that it caused Maduros strong discontent and announced the break of diplomatic relations with the United States. In May 2018, Venezuelan President Maduro was re-elected with 68.7% of the votes in the general election and was sworn in on 10 January this year.

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