Venezuela severs ties with Colombia

Nicolas Maduro
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Caracas, Feb 24 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared to sever diplomatic and political relations with neighbouring Colombia, following the latter’s support for Venezuela’s right-wing opposition and military defectors.

“I have decided to break off all types of political and diplomatic ties with the fascist government of Colombia,” Xinhua quoted Maduro as saying to a pro-government rally in Caracas on Saturday.

Colombia’s embassy staff must “leave within 24 hours,” he added.

So far, the Colombian government has not responded to Maduro’s declaration.

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