URGENT ¥¥¥ US expels two Venezuelan diplomats: official

The United States has expelled two Venezuelan diplomats in a tit-for-tat move after Caracas ordered two Air Force officers out of the country, a US official told AFP Monday.

Second Secretary Orlando Jose Montanes and consular official Victor Tamacaro were declared "persona non grata" by the United States on Saturday and left the country Sunday, the State Department official said on condition of anonymity.