US orders expulsion of Venezuela's diplomat in Miami

By REUTERS
January 8, 2012 19:56

Venezuela's top diplomat in Miami has been declared to be persona non grata and must leave the United States by Tuesday, the State Department said in a statement on Sunday.

The State Department informed Venezuela of the order expelling Livia Acosta Noguera, consul general to Miami, on Friday, the statement said.

The department declined to comment on details behind the decision.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is a strident critic of US foreign policy in Latin America.


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