Venezuela Expels 3 US Diplomats Over Domestic Protests

Accused of meeting with student protesters, Maduro "determined to defend our country"


Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Sunday he was expelling three U.S. consular officials, accusing them of conspiring with the opposition forces to foment unrest as violent protests ran into a fifth straight night.

"We are determined to defend our country," said Maduro on state television Sunday night.