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In light of the recent Venezuelan re-election of President Nicolas Maduro’s that took place this past Sunday, many commentators including Vice President Mike Pence are calling the election a sham. The election gives President Maduro another 6 years in office. In recent weeks, President Maduro expelled two American diplomats. In response, President Donald Trump expelled two Venezuelan diplomats and were instructed by the State Department to leave the United States within 48 hours.
The international community is weighing in on the recent election in Venezuela and considering pulling its ambassadors from the country’s capital, Caracas. We will have to wait and see how diplomatic relations continue to assemble or dissolve between the United States and Venezuela over the next few weeks.