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Venezuela expels EU ambassador after the block imposes sanctions on eleven Maduro regime officials

Tuesday, June 30th 2020 - 10:36 UTC
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Relations have been tense since 2017 when Venezuela became the first Latin American country to receive sanctions from the EU, including an arms embargo. Relations have been tense since 2017 when Venezuela became the first Latin American country to receive sanctions from the EU, including an arms embargo.
“We will sort it out in 72 hours... Brilhante Pedrosa will be given a plane to leave, but we will arrange our things with the European Union,” Maduro said “We will sort it out in 72 hours... Brilhante Pedrosa will be given a plane to leave, but we will arrange our things with the European Union,” Maduro said

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Monday gave the head of the European Union mission in Caracas, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, 72 hours to leave the country after the bloc announced sanctions against 11 Venezuelan officials.

“Who are they to try to impose themselves with threats?” said Maduro.

“We will sort it out in 72 hours... she will be given a plane to leave, but we will arrange our things with the European Union.” Venezuela's airspace is currently closed to commercial airplanes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Relations have been tense since 2017 when Venezuela became the first Latin American country to receive sanctions from the EU, including an arms embargo.

Among the officials sanctioned on Monday was opposition legislator Luis Parra, who backed by Maduro is contesting the leadership of the opposition controlled National Assembly with its president Juan Guaido.

Guaido used his position as head of parliament to challenge Maduro's authority in January 2019 by declaring himself acting president after the National Assembly deemed the socialist leader a usurper over his controversial re-election in 2018 in a poll widely branded fraudulent.

Guaido is recognized as his country's interim president by more than 60 nations, including the United States and much of the European Union.

Parra, though, declared himself National Assembly president in January while security forces loyal to Maduro prevented Guaido from entering the building for a re-election vote he was widely expected to win.

Initially allies, Parra fell out with Guaido after he was linked to a corruption scandal relating to a food distribution program run by Maduro's government.

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  • Pugol-H

    “Venezuela's airspace is currently closed to commercial airplanes due to the coronavirus pandemic”.

    Not really, nobody wants to fly there and they don’t have fuel for their planes to fly out

    Tanker from Iran carrying aviation fuel hasn’t arrived yet.

    The EU will send one of their planes to pick her up.

    Jun 30th, 2020 - 05:44 pm +2
  • Jack Bauer

    ““Who are they to try to impose themselves with threats?” said Maduro.”

    Sounds like Maduro doesn't know the difference between a threat and sanctions......but he'll learn the difference in the near future.

    Sounds just like a f**kwitt on MP who can't tell the difference between facts, proof, and opinions...

    Jun 30th, 2020 - 07:09 pm 0
  • Chicureo

    Jack

    Please remind me in the future not to make any enemies in Gloucestershire.

    The LOKAL LOONY, Gollum has been ignorantly arguing with you on another thread, despite your vacancy. Yet he continues to incessantly explain in doglatin (Canis Latinicus) that his dodgy mug is proof of military service.

    THINK has claimed him as his own stock puppet, which along with a newly minted 'out of the closet' new TERRY — I assume has him chasing his mangy tail down in his mother's basement.

    I've been waiting three hours for all my paperwork to be notarized. Nothing in my country is legal until it's been stamped three times and verified...

    My lunch again was from a McDonalds drive through...

    Jun 30th, 2020 - 08:28 pm 0
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