Category: envoy

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Brazil expels Venezuelan envoy in tit-for-tat switch

Brazil has declared Gerrardo Maldonado, Venezuela’s top diplomat in the country, persona non grata in a tit-for-tat move that comes just days after Caracas expelled the Brazilian ambassador. Ties have worsened between the Latin American states since 2016 when Venezuela voiced criticism of the impeachment of leftist former President Dilma Rousseff, who was removed from…

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Myanmar bars UN human rights envoy Yanghee Lee

The government of Myanmar has barred a UN human rights investigator from visiting the country and withdrawn cooperation with her for the rest of her tenure. Yanghee Lee, a UN special rapporteur, was to visit in January to assess the state of human rights across Myanmar, including in Rakhine state where a brutal military crackdown has sent more…