Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez speaks to the media after her meeting with U.S. charge d'affaires Lee McClenny in Caracas March 2, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Venezuela's government has given the U.S. two weeks to slash the size of its mission here to 17 diplomats as tensions between the two nations rise.Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez made the announcement Monday after a rare meeting with the top American diplomat in Caracas. She said it is up to the U.S. to decide which of an estimated 100 diplomats stationed here it wishes to send home, making clear that the goal is to strike a balance with the 17 Venezuelan diplomats that serve in the U.S.
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