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European Parliament deputy expelled from Venezuela

European Parliament deputy Luis Herrero was expelled from Venezuela late on Friday for critical remarks about President Hugo Chavez.

world Updated: Feb 14, 2009 09:33 IST

European Parliament deputy Luis Herrero was expelled from Venezuela late on Friday for critical remarks about President Hugo Chavez.

"In line with instructions from the electoral power and guaranteeing the accustomed respect of human rights, European deputy Luis Herrero has been invited to leave the country," said a statement from the foreign ministry.