Venezuela threatens to expel U.S. news network over protest coverage

Feb 21, 2014, 4:55 AM EST
Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who was arrested on the eve on charges of homicide and inciting violence, hold a protest outside of the Justice Palace, on February 19, 2014, in Caracas.
AFP/Raul Arboleda

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has threatened to expel the U.S. news network CNN from the country over its reporting of recent protests there. Maduro said he would take action if CNN did not "rectify its coverage". Earlier, Mr Maduro said he was sending troops to the western state of Tachira, where there has been continuing unrest.

Background:

Venezuela threatens to expel CNN over protest coverage [BBC]

Violence escalates in divided Venezuela [Reuters]