Costa Rica fires ambassador in Venezuela after vocal support of Maduro

March 26, 2015 5:24 AM

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SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica fired its ambassador in Venezuela after the diplomat gave an interview in which he defended the Venezuelan government, the Central American country said on Wednesday.

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis had said that the government did not share the opinion of ambassador Federico Picado, whose interview with local newspaper La Nacion was published last weekend.

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