US pulls diplomats from its embassy in Caracas, and tensions between Venezuela and Brazil escalate

By Robert Muggah

Published on The Conversation

The United States will withdraw all remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela, according to a late-night March 11 announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Twitter, who cited the “deterioriating situation” there.

Since March 7, a power outage has crippled much of Venezuela, including Caracas, the capital.

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