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Venezuela expels Panama ambassador, three others

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The Venezuelan government ordered Panama's ambassador and three other diplomats at the mission to leave the country within 48 hours, a Panamanian official said Thursday, a day after Caracas broke ties with Panama City. 

A riot policeman shoots tear gas at opposition activists holding a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on March 6, 2014

"We received a note from the foreign ministry of Venezuela that was delivered to our embassy in which it declared four diplomats working in our embassy as 'persona non grata,'" Panama's Deputy Foreign Minister Mayra Arosemena told reporters.

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