Court blocked Brazil on expulsion of Venezuelan diplomats

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The Brazilian Federal Supreme Court blocked on Saturday the execution of the decision of the country’s Foreign Ministry on the expulsion of Venezuelan diplomats. It is reported by Antagonista.

As it is specified, the corresponding decision was made by Judge Luis Roberta Barroso at the request of the MP of the left Labor Party, Paulo Pimenta, agreeing with the plaintiff that such actions could lead to a violation of Brazilian constitutional norms, international human rights treaties and the Vienna conventions on diplomatic and consular relations. Barroso also noted that diplomats “do not pose any danger,” and demanded that President Jair Bolsonaro and Foreign Minister Ernest Araujo give clarification on their expulsion.

In Brazil, there are six Venezuelan diplomatic missions: an embassy in Brasilia, as well as consular offices in Belem, Boa Vista, Manaus, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, recalls the publication.

On Friday, the Prosecutor General of Brazil made a recommendation to cancel the order of the Foreign Ministry. In November, supporters of the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó attempted to seize the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic in Brasilia.

In early March, Brazil announced the termination of its foreign missions in Venezuela and the recall of employees. Due to the subsequent aggravation of the epidemiological situation in connection with the spread of coronavirus in the region and the closure of borders, they were evacuated only on April 18.

The Brazilian Foreign Ministry also notified 17 Venezuelan diplomats in the country that they must leave its territory by May 2. Caracas called the claims of Brasilia violating the Vienna Convention.

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