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Venezuela winter elections will be fraudulent, warns envoy, calling for continued support

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Last November, Canada officially recognized Orlando Viera-Blanco, a representative of interim president Juan Guaidó, as the country’s ambassador.

Orlando Viera-Blanco was officially recognized as Venezuela's ambassador to Canada in November 2019 when he presented his credentials to Governor General Julie Payette, eight months after the prime minister recognized him as the representative of Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó. Photograph courtesy of Orlando Viera-Blanco

Venezuela’s December congressional elections will be fraudulent, warns the Venezuelan ambassador, who says he trusts Canada and the international community to remain steadfast in their support of Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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