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Mercosur suspends Venezuela, urges immediate transition

SAO PAULO, Aug 5 (Reuters) - South American trade bloc Mercosur suspended Venezuela indefinitely on Saturday, adding to international pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to dismantle a newly created legislative superbody and restore democracy.

Foreign ministers of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil announced the decision in Sao Paulo, urging Maduro to release prisoners and immediately start a political transition. (Reporting by Silvio Cascione; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)