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Venezuela threatens retaliation after Supreme Court head's US visa cancelled

[JURIST] Venezuelan Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel [Wikipedia profile] has said US officials may not be welcome to visit Venezuela after the president of the Venezuelan Supreme Court [official website in Spanish] Omar Mora [profile in Spanish] had his tourist visa to the United States cancelled by US immigration officials. The statement was made Monday after Mora criticized the visa cancellation as an offense against the dignity of his position and claimed it was done in retaliation against Venezuela's demand for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles [JURIST report], a Cuban exile and naturalized Venezuelan wanted in connection with an airliner bombing. US Embassy officials in Caracas defended the cancellation as a consular matter that afforded Mora the chance to reapply. Reuters has more.

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