Venezuelan VP: US diplomat expelled over plot

Vice President Nicolas Maduro is saying there is a military conspiracy against Venezuela.

Speaking during a televised cabinet meeting, he said he has given an American diplomat 24 hours to leave the country because he was plotting against the government.

He added that "special measures" are being taken to counter sabotage.

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Venezuela told: Pray for Chavez

Venezuela's vice president has told a televised meeting of ministers that everybody was praying for ailing president Hugo Chavez. His comments came amid speculation that Chavez was suffering from a severe respiratory infection after cancer surgery.