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‘Petulant’ US official cautioned by Venezuela

CARACAS:Venezuela’s allies offered support amid bolstered US sanctions, while a veteran diplomat sparked fury with remarks about sniping ‘empty’ opposition heads

Reuters, CARACAS

The deaths last year included government supporters, opposition activists and security forces.

Venezuela’s Twitter-sphere was abuzz with calls from opposition supporters for Chaderton to apologize or resign.

“What on earth is Chaderton talking about?” tweeted opposition mayor David Smolansky. “The OAS should pronounce on this immediately and suspend Chaderton.”

Alongside political violence, Venezuela has the world’s second-worst homicide rate, according to the UN.

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