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A year after Chavez's death, Venezuelan leader cuts ties with Panama
A year after Chavez's death, Venezuelan leader cuts ties with Panama

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that  he is breaking diplomatic relations with Panama, a decision he announced amid commemorations of the first anniversary of predecessor Hugo Chavez's death and continuing protests against Maduro's administration. Maduro said he was taking action because Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli criticized police actions against Venezuelan protesters and because the Central American leader has urged that the Organization of American States debate Maduro’s alleged repression of the demonstrators. Referring to protests that have roiled the country for three weeks, Maduro said he rejected any OAS...

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