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Venezuela President Orders Public Worker Firings Over Referendum Call

President Nicolas Maduro has set a 48-hour deadline for ministers to dismiss some public workers who requested a recall referendum against him, a Socialist Party spokesman said Monday. Hundreds of public workers have already said they were dismissed for signing a petition for a referendum against the unpopular president, according to testimony seen by Reuters, human rights groups and local media. "Today, by order of the party president Nicolas Maduro, five ministries ... cannot...

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