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Yankees go home, Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro tells US diplomats

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 16:50

Zee Media Bureau/Supriya Jha

United Nations: ‘Yankees go home’, this is what Venezuelan President said to the three US diplomats, ordering them to leave within 48 hours.

Accusing the three American diplomats of being involved in an act of “sabotage” to dent Venezuelan economy, Maduro ordered their expulsion.

Addressing the public in a televised speech, the President said, "The officials have 48 hours to leave the country. ... Yankees go home. Get out of Venezuela! Get out of here! I don’t care what actions the government of Barack Obama takes”.

“i have the proof here in my hands... we detected a group of us embassy officials dedicated to meeting far-right and financing encouraging acts sabotage against electrical system venezuela’s economy”, maduro said.

the three diplomats been identified as kelly keiderling, elizabeth hunderland david mutt.

This is the latest spat between the Latin American country and the US since Maduro won the Presidential elections in April after the death of his mentor and predecessor Hugo Chavez.

First Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 08:46
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