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Unformatted text preview: strained in recent years. They last had ambassadors in each other's capitals in 2010.¶ Washington angered Caracas by backing the Venezuelan opposition's demand for a full recount of the presidential election in April to replace Hugo Chavez , who died in March.¶ Mr Chavez's anointed successor, Nicolas Maduro, won the vote by less than two percentage points. ¶ No diplomatic relations with Venezuela Rosenberg 7/28(Matt Rosenberg, master's degree in geography from California State University, Northridge and a bachelor's degree in geography from the University of California, Davis. "Could U.S.Venezuela Relations Be Worse?" July 28, 2013 http://geography.about.com/b/2013/07/28/couldusvenezuelarelationsbeworse.htm , RLA) Venezuela has announced that they will not longer even attempt to normalize diplomatic relations with the United States, following negative comments about Venezuela made by President Obama's nominee for envoy to the United Nations Samantha Power. A statement from Venezuela's foreign ministry read, "The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela hereby ends the process... of finally normalising our diplom...
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