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16 Jan 2020 | 10:02 PM UTC

Guatemala: Guatemala severs diplomatic ties with Venezuela January 16

Guatemala News Alert

Guatemalan president announces severing of diplomatic ties with Venezuela January 16

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/16/2020, 12:00 AM until 1/16/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Guatemala). COUNTRY/REGION Guatemala

Event

President Alejandro Giammattei announced on Thursday, January 16, that the country will sever diplomatic ties with Venezuela. As such, the Guatemalan embassy in Caracas will be closed and staff will be recalled. Giammattei, who was inaugurated on January 14, has publicly voiced his opposition to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Guatemala is among at least 50 foreign governments to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the interim head of state.

Advice

Individuals in the region are advised to monitor developments to the situation and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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