Venezuela recalls ambassador to Peru in protest to asylum of opposition leader 2009-04-28 13:29:29   Print

    CARACAS, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Venezuela has recalled its ambassador to Peru to protest the country's granting political asylum to a Venezuelan opposition leader, reports said.

    In a statement issued on Monday, the Venezuelan government said Peru should have arrested and extradited Manuel Rosales, and the case prompted it to "evaluate" its diplomatic relations with Peru.

    Rosales, once a presidential candidate, is an opponent of President Hugo Chavez and faces corruption charges back home.

    Rosales appeared in Peru last week. He argued that he suffered persecution in Venezuela and all the charges against him were politically motivated.

Editor: Xiong Tong
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