Bolivia’s interim government cut diplomatic ties with Venezuela Friday, ordering Caracas’ diplomats to leave the South American nation, according to media reports.
The reported move comes one day after Bolivia’s interim leader, Jeanine Anez, recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s president.
Guaido has been locked in power battle with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro since January when he won a disputed election.
Bolivia has been in the throes of turmoil with demonstrators protesting the results of presidential elections in October in which former President Evo Morales declared victory for a fourth term in the office.
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