U.S. expels Venezuelan diplomats

Feb 25, 2014, 4:11 PM EST
Hundreds of people demonstrate in support of the Venezuelan opposition during a protest in Union Square on February 22, 2014 in New York City.
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Venezuela and the United States have lacked ambassadors since 2008, and now they lack basic diplomatic envoys, too, with Washington ordering three Venezuelan emissaries to leave the country on Tuesday, a response to President Nicolas Maduro's government expelling American diplomats for allegedly formenting the recent unrest that has killed 13 so far.
Background:
U.S. expels Venezuelan diplomats in tit-for-tat move over unrest [Reuters]
 
In Venezuela, protest ranks grow broader [NYTimes]