DHAKA: Venezuela has expelled Panama`s ambassador and three other diplomats amid growing tensions over opposition protests.
The officials were given 48 hours to leave the country, reports BBC.
It comes a day after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro broke diplomatic relations and froze economic ties with Panama.
At least 20 people have died in anti-government protests in Venezuela in the last month.
Mr Maduro has accused Panama of conspiring to bring down his government.
The latest fallout comes after the Central American nation requested a meeting at the Organization of American States (OAS) to discuss Venezuela`s crisis.
"There are moves by the United States government in accord with a lackey government of a right-wing president which has been creating the conditions for the OAS and other bodies to step towards an intervention in our country," Mr Maduro said earlier this week.
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