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Venezuelan officials seek to revoke Maria Conchita Alonso's citizenship

Officials in Venezuela are moving to revoke actress Maria Conchita Alonso's citizenship after taking issue with her years of vocal condemnation of the nation's government.

The former Colors star, 57, has long been critical of her homeland's leadership, frequently lashing out at controversial late President Hugo Chavez, branding him a "killer" in the media.


She has since voiced her opposition to Chavez's successor, Nicolas Maduro, and now it appears authorities in Venezuela have had enough of her outspoken political views.


A representative for the country's foreign ministry filed legal papers in Caracas this week (begs15Sep14), asking a judge to take away her citizenship.


Alonso was born in Cuba, but was raised in Venezuela from the age of five. She now resides in the U.S.