Representatives of the Venezuelan opposition on January 7 notified the Venezuelan community in the United States and the public that the “embassy” of the country in Washington, which was under their control, had ceased its work.
The Venezuelan Embassy to the United States and all its staff will officially cease operations as of Thursday, January 5, 2023.
It is noted that the decision was made due to the fact that the parliamentarians of the opposition assembly of Venezuela voted for the appointment of a new deputy to the post of speaker. Thus, opposition leader Juan Guaido no longer holds the post of chairman of the “parliament”, in which he has been active since 2019.
Venezuelan opposition took control of the republic’s embassy in the United States in May 2019.
Earlier, on December 24, it was reported that the Venezuelan opposition is looking for a replacement for Juan Guaido. At the vote, 72 deputies supported the dissolution of the alternative government.
The dual power in Venezuela emerged after the presidential elections in 2019. In November, the US resumed oil production in Venezuela. The government announced its readiness to start negotiations. The opposition is currently busy preparing for the 2024 elections. Enrique Capriles, the leader of one of the parties, may become the rival of the incumbent President Nicolas Maduro.