Thursday, December 14, 2017
News Roundup

CNN says seven of its journalists have been ordered out of Venezuela

Seven CNN journalists have been ordered to leave troubled Venezuela after President Nicolas Maduro called them "fascists" and criticized their coverage of antigovernment protests there, the network reported Friday.

The network said the journalists, who worked for CNN International and CNN en Espanol, were told their media credentials were being revoked.

The move came hours after a Maduro speech Thursday in which he criticized the network, saying it was failing to focus on good news beyond the street protests that have engulfed the nation for days.

Venezuela's attorney general said Friday that eight people have died and 137 have been injured nationwide after more than two weeks of protests waged by opponents of the socialist government. Thousands of Venezuelans reportedly took to the streets again Friday.

Maduro, a leftist ally of the late President Hugo Chavez, has accused the United States of stirring up the opposition. Three U.S. diplomats also were expelled from Venezuela this week.

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