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Venezuela bids U.S. envoy angry farewell

Venezuela’s foreign minister accused the outgoing U.S. ambassador Thursday of spending his term trying to undermine President Hugo Chavez and said the government hopes his replacement will show more respect. Ambassador William Brownfield’s three-year term was marked by growing hostility between the two governments. The U.S. has called leftist Chavez a negative influence on Latin America, while the Venezuelan leader has often accused Washington of seeking his overthrow. Full Story

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