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EU expels Venezuelan ambassador from bloc in sanctions rift

EU expels Venezuelan ambassador from bloc in sanctions rift

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Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Member states of the European Union agreed on Thursday to expel the Venezuela ambassador from the intergovernmental body in retaliation for the South American nation declaring the bloc's delegation no longer welcome within its borders over newly imposed EU sanctions. The EU declared Claudia Salerno Caldera, Venezuela's ambassador, persona non grata, it said in a statement a day after Venezuela imposed the same label upon the bloc's Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa. Advertisement "The EU considers this declaration as wholly unwarranted and contrary to the EU's objective of developing relations and building partnerships in third countries," the statement said. Salerno Caldera tweeted shortly after her declaration was announced that she defended Venezuela with sobriety and respect "...
Starving Venezuelan children forced to feed off rubbish dumps

Starving Venezuelan children forced to feed off rubbish dumps

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By Alex Crawford, special correspondent in Maracaibo, Venezuela The swarm of flies gives the game away."Food," one of the starving children calls out at a rubbish dump in Venezuela's second city, Maracaibo. We see several small hands dig into a bin bag and stuff its contents into their mouths.What they descend on has disintegrated so much in the sweltering heat that we cannot make out what it is.One chunk looks like a soggy bit of bread, while another may have been a half-eaten plantain. One boy gnaws and sucks at an animal bone. Venezuelan...
Plunged into anarchy: Venezuelan city on edge after frenzied looting

Plunged into anarchy: Venezuelan city on edge after frenzied looting

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By Alex Crawford, special correspondent Vigilantes are standing guard outside stores to prevent looting in Venezuela's second city, Maracaibo.A fortnight after the city was plunged into anarchy with hundreds of civilians ransacking more than 500 shops and businesses, the city is still on edge. It may be no coincidence that the Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has now asked his entire cabinet to resign amid this chaos as he struggles to maintain control. Venezuelan looters 'driven' to steal One looter told Sky News: "I have al...