U.S. revokes Venezuelan ambassador's visa
December 29th, 2010
10:02 PM ET

U.S. revokes Venezuelan ambassador's visa

The U.S. government has taken "reciprocal action" against Venezuela's rejection of the U.S. ambassador to Caracas by revoking the visa of the Venezuelan ambassador to Washington, a State Department official said Wednesday.

"We said there would be consequences when the Venezuelan government rescinded (the agreement to accept the diplomatic credentials) regarding our (ambassadorial) nominee, Larry Palmer. We have taken appropriate, proportional and reciprocal action," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Wednesday night.

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  1. crazy

    People get educated.people get murdered in every country.some country like mexico they hang the dead from bridges

    December 30, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. crazy

    Thank you chavez for mocking idi@t bush.chavez sells cheaper oil then opec people so bush did not like that.

    December 30, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. what

    Chavez refused to follow opec rules and set monoply high rates and bush got made and started mocking chavez.get educated people

    December 30, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • TruVenezuela

      Well, actually it's the other way around. Chavez brought OPEC back to its feet, and got other non-OPEC producers to play along in bringing the barrel of oil to a fair price. His "sin" was to change the terms of Venezuela´s contracts with major operating companies to make them pay 30% royalties (before they paid 1%) and 50% income tax (before they paid NO TAX). The US government does not care much if people have to pay 4 dollars for a gallon of gas, but it gets mad as hell if someone messes with big corporations...

      January 2, 2011 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  4. what

    China is communist,so is middle east and we do business with them what the difference with chavez.

    December 30, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    If not for Venezueala having so much oil, would we even be discussing this?

    December 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Veritas

    If our diplomat is not allowed there then there is no sense in thiers being here. Screw chaves DICK-tator bastardo!! I doubt very seriously that the USA needs to curry the favor of a country that really is'nt the source of that much give in the give and take of our diplomatic relations. I do feel sorry for the citizens of Venezuela.@Phil As far as the amount of muders here and there we have 300 million plus they have only 29 million do the math. if you are comparing us to them we are certainly not a dictatorship since we got the worst president in US history out of office. He stole his re-election put us into war threw us under a bus and ran off like he did from the end of his military service tour of duty. That was our brush with dictatorship and i thank God everyday for the fair election of our President Obama. I like Mr McCain but if i had to listen to Sarah Palen as vp i would drive stakes in my ears to stop the pain. Do i think sarah palin is a loudmouth that shouldnt hold public office YOU BETCHA!

    December 30, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. texan

    the american public are so brainwashed. a dictator? what do you consider the king of saudi arabia? just because we don't agree with a world leader our politicians demonize them and our ignorant citizens just swallow that pill. its hilarious how we think we are holier than thou. actually its sad. saudi women have no rights. saudi arabia is a dictatorship but if they agree with us on things that benefit the people in power they are great allies. wake up!!!!!!!!!!

    December 30, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. phil

    Texan...you said a mouthfull pardner. Now if only people would gnaw on it for a while they might be able to digest your post(s). But with their steady diet of talking head dishes, when genuine brain-food is tasted they generally barf it up right back in your face.

    December 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Drummer boy

    Chavez is just another wetback like all other wetbacks who thinks what they say matters and it dont blast his a~~ and put his wetback a~~ people back in their place

    December 30, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rich

    I say we stop buying oil fro Venezuela, and see what happens when Chavez doesn't have any US dollars comin in.

    December 31, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • TruVenezuela

      Don't worry, rich, dollars will keep coming in because there are many growing economies that need oil. Think about that when you're paying $5 for a gallon of gas at the pump 🙂

      January 2, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  11. Capt CommonSense

    read most of these comments and I must say, we have some real idiots out there. Some advice for most of you- if you don't know the history on a subj then spare us all your ignorance..its long overdo chavez shuts his mouth and the US consumers start using its power. If our Gov can't do it we certainly can. R we United? Prove it!

    January 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mmmmm

    Oh 2012 that will be the year for interesting...

    January 1, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
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