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Venezuela, El Salvador Expel Each Others Diplomats

CARACAS—Venezuelas foreign ministry said on Nov. 3 it was expelling El Salvadors diplomats from the country, in response to the Central American countrys decision to kick out their counterparts, who represent Venezuelan regime leader Nicolas Maduro.

In a statement, the ministry said it would give the diplomats 48 hours to leave. El Salvador President Nayib Bukeles government doesnt recognize Maduro as legitimate and said on Nov. 2 that it would receive a new diplomatic corps representing opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Guaido, who presides over the opposition-controlled National Assembly, in January invoked the South American countrys constitution to assume an interim presidency, arguing Maduro stole the 2018 election. He has been recognized by dozens of Western countries, including the United States.

The Salvadoran move came less than a week after the U.S. government extended temporary protections for Salvadorans living in the United States by an extra year.

“Salvadoran authorities are breathing oxygen into the failing U.S. strategy of intervention and economic blockade against the people of Venezuela,” Venezuelas Foreign Ministry said.

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