Venezuelan U.S. defense attache breaks with Maduro as diplomats leave

Venezuelan Colonel Jose Luis Silva, Venezuela’s Military Attache at its Washington embassy to the United States, is interviewed by Reuters after announcing that he is defecting from the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s top military envoy to the United States defected from the government of President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday, as the South American nation said the two countries had scaled back their diplomatic missions to skeleton staff. The diplomatic friction and defection was triggered by U.S. recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaido as […]

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