CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela backtracks on order to expel US diplomats

CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela backtracks on order to expel US diplomats

CARACAS, Venezuela —Jan 26, 2019—  Nicolas Maduro‘s government backtracked on an order that gave U.S. Embassy personnel 72 hours to leave Venezuela, defusing tensions between the countries just hours after their top diplomats traded heated rhetoric at a special U.N. Security Council meeting to address the South American country’s crisis.

Maduro broke relations with the United States on Wednesday after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president, a move the embattled socialist described as a “vile” coup attempt.

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