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Unformatted text preview: t on the sidelines of a regional summit in Guatemala in June, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua agreed that officials would “soon” meet for talks that could lead to an exchange of envoys. ¶ But the strain in relations between the two nations have intensified following the US support for Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles, who disputed the results of the April presidential election, in which Maduro won the race with nearly 51 percent of the vote against 49 percent for Capriles. ¶ In March, Caracas expelled two US military attaches on charges of making attempts to foment instability in Venezuela.¶ Recently, Venezuela has offered asylum to Edward Snowden, a former technical contractor for the US National Security Agency (NSA) who is wanted in the United States for leaking details of Washington’s secret surveillance programs.
Strong stance against Venezuela now – demonstrates resolve Cardenas ‘13 (José Cárdenas, assistant administrator for L...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2013 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Summer '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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