(Daily Mail) The United States is withdrawing all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela this week amid nearly week-long blackouts around the country, the US State Department has announced.
It follows a January decision to withdraw all dependents and reduce embassy staff to a minimum in the country.
'This decision reflects the deteriorating situation in Venezuela, as well as the conclusion that the presence of US diplomatic staff at the embassy has become a constraint on US policy,' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Monday night.
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Pompeo said the remaining diplomats in Venezuela will be removed by the end of the week.