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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