Venezuela ends rapprochement with US over choice of envoy to UN

CARACAS (AFP) - Venezuela late on Friday said it has "ended" its rapprochement with the United States due to a statement by Ms Samantha Power, nominated to become the US envoy to the United Nations.

Caracas said it was ending a trend towards warming ties because Ms Power told a US Senate hearing on Wednesday that she would fight against repression in Venezuela. The two countries have not exchanged ambassadors since 2010.

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