• Costa Rica Real Estate

Venezuela withdraws diplomatic credential from Costa Rican diplomat

April 17, 2019

Venezuela withdrew the diplomatic credential from the Costa Rican chargé d’affaires on Tuesday in retaliation for the country’s acceptance of Juan Guaidó’s diplomat as Venezuelan ambassador in San José.

“The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela has decided to withdraw the diplomatic credential to Mr. Danilo González Ramírez, who was in charge of business affairs for the Republic of Costa Rica in Venezuela,” the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry announced in a statement.

The ministry also warned that it reserves the possibility of applying other reciprocal measures “to compensate this unacceptable aggression against the personnel and premises of the diplomatic mission.”

The three officials who made up the diplomatic mission of the government of Nicolás Maduro recently left the Venezuelan embassy in Costa Rica, which recognizes Guaidó as interim president along with some 50 more countries.

On Feb. 15, Costa Rica had given the Maduro-appointed diplomats 60 days to leave the embassy, which was occupied on Tuesday by Maria Faría, designated by Guaidó and accredited in San José.

In February, Faría tried to enter by force the Venezuelan embassy accompanied by dozens of Venezuelans. The incident generated an immediate response from the Costa Rican government, which asked her to withdraw from the headquarters.

“The usurpation ceased at #CostaRica and will soon cease in Venezuela,” Guaidó wrote on Twitter, which together with the United States is pressing for the international community to ignore Maduro’s second term, on the grounds that it is the result of fraudulent elections.

Costa Rica sets “a disastrous precedent of disrespect and ignorance of international law,” said the government of Maduro, which blamed the Central American country “for the loss or violation of assets, files and documents of the embassy.”

 


​​
​​This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5% Club. If only 5 percent of our readers donated at least $5 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.
​​
​​

Support the Tico Times

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015
Newsletter
2859 views
Newsletter
2859 views

Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015

The Tico Times - July 20, 2019

Saturday, July 20 marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 crew made their historic landing on the moon. To commemorate…

Update: Health Ministry suspects 19 deaths due to adulterated alcohol
Costa Rica
3935 views
Costa Rica
3935 views

Update: Health Ministry suspects 19 deaths due to adulterated alcohol

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 19, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry last week issued a sanitary alert over liquor that has been sold to the public containing…

Costa Rica to renovate Limón cruise terminal
Costa Rica
584 views
Costa Rica
584 views

Costa Rica to renovate Limón cruise terminal

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 19, 2019

The 193,000 cruise passengers who arrive annually to Costa Rica’s Caribbean will soon enjoy renovated facilities. The Costa Rican government…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!