Peru expels Venezuelan ambassador to protest constituent assembly

Peru expels Venezuelan ambassador to protest constituent assembly
Peru's Foreign Affair Minister Ricardo Luna talks to Reuters during an interview in Lima
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru has decided to expel Venezuela's ambassador to Peru after Caracas sent an "unacceptable" response to a new Western Hemisphere group's condemnation of the country's new legislative superbody, Peru's foreign affairs ministry said Friday.

The ambassador, Diego Molero, has five days to leave Peru, the ministry added. On Tuesday, Peru summoned diplomats from across the Americas to collectively condemn the "rupture of democratic order" in Venezuela.

(This story corrects first paragraph to show that Peru says Caracas sent an "unacceptable" response, not that Caracas failed to respond.)

(Reporting by Mitra Taj; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

First Published: 2017-08-11 22:56:57
Updated 2017-08-11 23:32:24

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