Venezuela has now become a focus for serious questions about the legality of American foreign policy under international law, with the expulsion of a U.S. diplomat for espionage. Today, March 5, 2013, Al Jazeera has reported, Venezuela expels U.S. diplomat for 'espionage.' Venezuelan Vice President Nicholas Maduro has said a United States diplomat will be expelled from Venezuela within 24 hours for plotting against the government.
On Tuesday, in a live address to the nation, Maduro said the U.S. embassy military official was being expelled from Venezuela for seeking out active Venezuelan military officials to propose destabilisation projects. Maduro has identified the American as an Air Force attache and said that he had been spying on the military. U.S. Embassy spokesman Greg Adams has identified the attache as David Delmonaco. Maduro has also accused Venezuela's "historic enemies" of being behind the cancer which President Hugo Chavez is suffering from. Maduro has commented, "Chavez was attacked with this disease... The historic enemies of this nation looked for how to harm the health of our commander."
Fabiola Sanchez and Frank Bajak have reported on an Associated Press story for ABC News dealing with the expulsion of another US diplomat from Venezuela, Venezuela Expels 2 US Officials as Chavez Worsens. After it was announced on national television that a U.S. Embassy attache was being expelled for meeting with military officers and planning to destabilize the country, Foreign Minister Elias Jaua also announced the expulsion of a second U.S. official, also a U.S. Air Force attache. Relations between Venezuela and the United States are therefore at a critically low level at this time. Civilized people worldwide are joining in prayers for the health of President Chavez as this revolutionary warrior fights to win the battle of his life against cancer.