April 28, 2009

Chavez withdraws envoy from Peru after it gives his rival asylum

President Hugo Chavez, showing uncustomary restraint, recalled his ambassador to Peru late Monday night in protest after Peru offered political asylum to Chavez's political rival, Manuel Rosales. The Chavez government had asked Peru to arrest Rosales and return him to Venezuela to face charges that he's failed to account for why his declared worth in 2000 was $68,000 less than what his bank accounts showed in 2004, when he was the governor of Zulia state.

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