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Mogherini summons Venezuela ambassador over unrest

Foreign minister says she is 'worried'

18 March, 15:49
Mogherini summons Venezuela ambassador over unrest (ANSA) - Rome, March 18 - Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini said Tuesday she called the ambassador of Venezuela for consultations due to concerns that Italy has about unrest in the Latin American nation.

"I have summoned the ambassador of Venezuela...to acquire direct information and represent our concerns for the situation...and the fate of the country," Mogherini told the Foreign Affairs committees of the House and Senate.

As many as 29 people have been killed in six weeks of protests in Venezuela against high inflation, crime and the shortage of many staples.

Italians are among the largest number of European migrants to Venezuela.

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