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WorldVenezuela says closing consulates in Canada

17:50  09 june  2019
17:50  09 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the closing of Venezuela ’s embassy and consulates in the United States, a day after severing diplomatic ties The US led the way in recognizing Guaido’s claim, followed quickly by Brazil, Canada , the EU leadership, and most of the Organization of American

Venezuela in Canada The Venezuelan consulate general in Toronto was established in 1904. In addition to Venezuela 's consulate general in Toronto, Venezuela has three other representations in Canada . These representations include an embassy in Ottawa and consulates in Montreal and

Venezuela says closing consulates in Canada© Marvin RECINOS Canada already announced the closing of its embassy in Caracas, blaming the Venezuelan government for refusing to acredit diplomats

Venezuela has announced it will close its consulates in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, leaving only its embassy in Ottawa to handle its affairs in Canada.

The Venezuelan foreign ministry, which announced the decision Saturday, said it was in response to Canada's temporary closing of its embassy in Caracas.

Canada is one of more than 50 countries, led by the United States, that recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's acting president in the country's political standoff.

Canada suspends operations at embassy in Venezuela

Canada suspends operations at embassy in Venezuela Canada announced Sunday it was temporarily shutting its embassy in Venezuela, blaming President Nicolas Maduro for refusing to accredit diplomats critical of his regime. 

The Venezuelan opposition say Maduro's leadership isn't legitimate, and plan to hold fresh elections. Several other countries, including Canada and Brazil Canada recognizes Juan Guaidó, National Assembly President, as the interim President of # Venezuela . We stand with the Venezuelan people

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela will close its embassy and all consulates in the United States, President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday, one day after he broke off diplomatic relations in response to U.S. recognition of an opposition leader as interim president. In a speech, Maduro added that he

In a statement, it said the Canadian decision, "far from being an administrative matter, is a political decision that reflects the continued hostility of that government toward Venezuela."

Canada announced the temporary closing of its embassy in Caracas a week ago, blaming President Nicolas Maduro for refusing to accredit diplomats critical to its functioning.

"The regime has taken steps to limit the ability of foreign embassies to function in Venezuela, particularly those advocating for the restoration of democracy," Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said.

Citing the principle of reciprocity, the Venezuelan foreign ministry said "it will temporarily stop providing services at its general consulates in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal."

"All the functions of Venezuelan diplomacy in Canada will be concentrated at the headquarters of its embassy in Ottawa," it said.

The opposition-controlled National Assembly, which Guaido heads, declared Maduro a "usurper" after he assumed a second term in office in January following elections that were widely denounced as fraudulent. Guaido then invoked the constitution to declare himself president on an interim basis.

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