Monday, March 02, 2015

Venezuela tells U.S. embassy to downsize amid diplomatic tension

 Simon Bolivar Painting
Venezuela President Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Monday ordered the U.S. embassy in Caracas to reduce its personnel from 100 to 17 amid a new diplomatic flare-up between the socialist government and its ideological foe to the north.

JG: When, shortly after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro told the U.S. to cut the size of its embassy staff in Havana, Dwight D. Eisenhower cut diplomatic relations between the two neighbors. What will El Negrito do? 

No comments: