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Fox’s Office Drops Flap With Venezuela

President Vicente Fox’s office said Tuesday it would no longer get involved in the diplomatic flap between Mexico and Venezuela that prompted both countries to withdraw their ambassadors. “For us, the case is now closed,” Fox spokesman Ruben Aguilar said. “We hope that in coming weeks and months, relations cool off so that we can re-establish them to their highest level.” The dispute began last week when Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called Fox a “puppy” of the United States. Tensions escalated on Sunday when Chavez warned his Mexican counterpart during a six-hour radio and television broadcast: “Don’t mess with me, sir, because you’ll get stung.” Full Story

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