US, Venezuela at odds on ambassador, Hugo Chavez powers

Posted on December 18, 2010 • Filed under: Politics, United States, Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — Long-standing tensions between the United States and Venezuela are on the rise as Washington refuses to drop a nominee for ambassador opposed by President Hugo Chavez. Chavez has vowed to reject President Barack Obama’s nominee, Larry Palmer, saying the diplomat’s critical remarks about his government have disqualified him. Read the Article

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