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Argentina Withdraws Recognition of Guaido’s Venezuela Envoy

  • Elisa Trotta Gamus had been recognized by previous govt
  • The move reflects new government’s foreign policy shift
Juan Guaido on Jan. 6. 

Juan Guaido on Jan. 6. 

Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg
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The Argentine government withdrew credentials for the representative of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, reversing the previous administration’s stance toward its South American neighbor.

Argentina’s Foreign Ministry sent a two-sentence letter to Elisa Trotta Gamus, the Guaido-backed ambassador to Argentina, informing her that it was “putting an end to your special mission in the Argentine Republic.” Trotta Gamus’s spokeswoman confirmed the letter, which was first reported by Argentine newspaper La Nacion.