Latin America

The Venezuelan embassy isn’t big enough for the both of us

With Brazil recognizing Juan Guaidó as the rightful Venezuela president, Brasília has two Venezuelan embassies, but neither functions properly

The Venezuelan embassy isn't big enough for the both of us
People at the entrance of the Venezuelan Embassy in Brasília. Photo José Cruz/ABr

Diplomatic relations between Brazil and Venezuela reached an all-time low with the former electing far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in 2018. Now, almost two years on, the grave is being dug even deeper. In its latest demonstration of hostility toward the Nicolás Maduro administration in Caracas, the Brazilian government moved to make all of the Venezuelan left-wing leader’s diplomats personae non gratae in the country. In practical terms, these staff members are allowed to remain in Brazil, but they have been stripped of their diplomatic status, along with other immunities and protections ensured around the world. 

The decision came as...

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