The Venezuelan government expelled the Ambassador of Brazil Rui Pereira and the canadian chargé d’affaires Krabi Kovalik, reports the BBC.
The decision was made by the head of the Constituent Assembly of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez. He accused Brazil of violating the rule of law and Canada meddling in the internal Affairs of Venezuela. Both countries, whose diplomats were expelled, criticized the decision.
Presumably, Pereira was sent due to the fact that Brazil criticized the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro over the “constant harassment of the opposition.” And Canada a few months ago imposed sanctions against a number of Venezuelan officials.
December 11, Maduro said that Venezuela’s opposition party will not participate in the presidential elections in 2018.