CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Some U.S. diplomats in Venezuela headed for the Caracas airport early Friday amid a political power struggle between President Nicolas Maduro and an opposition leader who has declared himself interim president.
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The diplomats were likely to leave Caracas around midday on one of two daily flights to Miami by American Airlines, the last-remaining U.S. carrier to serve Venezuela after Delta and United Airlines pulled out in Senior career diplomats have publicly distanced themselves from the White House, with some citing a struggle to defend the president’s positions. . Maduro said he was breaking diplomatic relations over the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Guaido as leader Tags: some, diplomats, leaving, venezuela, Russia expels some Swedish diplomats Rsia has expelled Swedish from Moscow as part of a reciprocal move against Stockholm, TASS news agency cited Rsian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on The U.S. ordered non-emergency personnel and their families out of on Thursday, ABC News reports. ’s President Nicolás Maduro had ordered all U.S. out of the