Canadian Embassy In Venezuela Shut Down

Operations are temporarily suspended, though the shutdown could last for a long time.

Canada’s embassy in Venezuela has been shut down.

The government says it is a result of the Nicolas Maduro regime’s increasingly crackdown on diplomats.

“As Venezuela slides deeper into dictatorship, and as Venezuelans continue to suffer at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime, the regime has taken steps to limit the ability of foreign embassies to function in Venezuela, particularly those advocating for the restoration of democracy in Venezuela,” said Chrystia Freeland.

“We are also evaluating the status of Venezuelan diplomats appointed by the Maduro regime to Canada,” she added.

The US pulled their diplomatic staff from the embassy about two months ago.

Maduro is among the least popular leaders in the world, with an approval rating that rarely even reaches 20%. The head of the National Assembly – the last remaining bastion of Venezuela’s system that was chosen in a democratic election – Juan Guaido, is seen by many countries as the legitimate President of Venezuela.

However, the military has not rallied around Guaido, and as a result Maduro and the socialists remain in power, despite the near total collapse of Venezuela’s economy.

The country is a total disaster, with kidnappings, murders, starvation, shortages (even of basic things like toilet paper) surging – another example of how socialism always fails:

Below, you can view Chrystia Freeland’s full statement:

“As Venezuela slides deeper into dictatorship, and as Venezuelans continue to suffer at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime, the regime has taken steps to limit the ability of foreign embassies to function in Venezuela, particularly those advocating for the restoration of democracy in Venezuela.

“Unfortunately, at the end of this month, Canadian diplomats in Venezuela will no longer be in a position to obtain diplomatic accreditation under the Maduro regime, and their visas will expire. Therefore, we are left with no choice but to temporarily suspend our operations at the Embassy of Canada to Venezuela, effective immediately.

“We are also evaluating the status of Venezuelan diplomats appointed by the Maduro regime to Canada.

“Notwithstanding this temporary suspension, Canada, together with its partners in the Lima Group and the international community, will continue to stand up for the rights of the Venezuelan people and for a full return to democracy in Venezuela.

“Canada continues to provide consular assistance to Canadians in Venezuela through the Embassy of Canada to Colombia, in Bogotá. For several months, we have advised Canadians to avoid all travel to Venezuela.

“Canadians in need of consular assistance in Venezuela should send an email to sos@international.gc.ca or contact the Embassy of Canada to Colombia, in Bogotá, at +57 (1) 657-9800. Canadians can also contact Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa by calling collect +1 613 996 8885. For Travel Advice and Advisories for Venezuela, visit travel.gc.ca.”

 

Spencer Fernando

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I thought that the Canadian Embassy in Venezuela would have been shut down years ago. But I guess with the Trudeau government being socialists and wanting power like Maduro, we can only wait for it to happen here.

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I do not have any time for communisam,but what Canada is doing is flipfloping.Whicheever wind blows.China has been killing our industries destabilising the country by sending us opioid spying on us through Huawei even controlling our communications.Russia’s is poisoning people in England on English soil and promoting the war in Ukraine yet Canada is keeping silent.Only one Prime minister told R/H Steven Harper told Russian President ” I tell you keep out of Ukraine”.These are mine observations.I think Canada should be more bold and ,speak its mind and soul.

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The end result of socialism, dictatorship. Carry on.

Clive Edwards
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Sounds like Freeland’s speech and Turdo’s script were both written by the White House. Not only won’t Trump let Canadians have access to markets with our Alberta oil, the Canadian Government is also helping Trump screw the Venezuelans out of their oil.