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Blasts Rock Spain, Colombia Missions in Venezuela

An explosion rocked a Spanish Embassy building and another blast hit the front of the Colombian consulate in the Venezuelan capital Caracas early on Tuesday, buckling steel gates and blowing out windows in nearby buildings. Five people were injured. A security guard and two people were injured at the Colombian consulate building, where shards of glass and concrete debris from the badly damaged facade lay scattered across the street, authorities said. Two others were also hurt by fragments at the Spanish embassy site. The blasts came after President Hugo Chavez, whose self-styled “Bolivarian Revolution” promises to ease poverty, accused the United States and Spain of siding with his enemies and warned Colombia he may break off diplomatic ties. “If this had not been at two in the morning and instead at two in the afternoon we would have had a lot of dead from the impact,” Chacao district mayor Leopoldo Lopez told reporters. Police officials could not immediately say what caused the two explosions. Full Story

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