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US responds to Venezuela's order to slash its embassy staff

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 The United States is pushing back after Venezuelan officials demanded a dramatic cut to the American diplomatic mission in Caracas.

   On Monday, Venezuela gave the U.S. two weeks to come up with a plan to slash the size of its embassy from around 100 diplomats to 17.

   Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had said over the weekend that he would seek parity between the number of U.S. functionaries in his country and the 17 Venezuelan diplomats in the United States.

   On Tuesday, the State Department said Venezuela has understated the number of diplomats it has working in the U.S.


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