Venezuela's government recalls ambassador to Spain

October 29, 2014 12:18 AM

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Venezuela's socialist government on Tuesday recalled for consultations its ambassador to Spain to protest Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's call to free a jailed opposition activist who led anti-government protests earlier this year.

Rajoy met with the wife of jailed hardliner Leopoldo Lopez last week in Madrid and posted on Twitter a short message urging his release.

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