Venezuela Tells U.S. to Reduce Embassy Staff

CARACAS, Venezuela — With diplomatic relations fraying rapidly between the United States and Venezuela, the government of President Nicolás Maduro has given the American Embassy here 15 days to come up with a plan to drastically shrink its staff, Venezuela’s foreign minister announced Monday.

Mr. Maduro has repeatedly accused the United States of supporting a plot to overthrow him, and on Saturday he announced a series of diplomatic measures that he said were intended to halt American meddling.

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The New York Times