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Chavez pulls Venezuelan envoy to Peru

CNN News
May 4, 2006

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has withdrawn his country's ambassador to Peru after Lima recalled its envoy to protest what it called Chavez's meddling in its domestic affairs, the Venezuelan state news agency said Thursday.

Chavez, a left-winger sharply at odds with the United States over influence in the region, made his announcement after a late Wednesday night meeting with ally Bolivian President Evo Morales in La Paz to discuss regional energy and trade integration.

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