The diplomatic and consular services required by Costa Ricans living in Venezuela will be provided by the national embassy in Brazil.
The national government recently requested the administration of Jair Bolsonaro that the diplomatic mission in Brasilia is allowed to give attention to Costa Rican citizens living in Venezuela, since the diplomatic headquarters in Caracas will be left without any diplomatic representative.
Data from the Foreign Ministry as of May this year showed that in Venezuela there were around one thousand Costa Ricans.
Brazil in charge of Costa Rica’s interests in Venezuela. Any problem of any Costa Rican in Venezuela at this time will be addressed by the embassy in Brazil, which has the number of staff and resources needed to be able to pay attention. It was an express request that we made to the Brazilian government and that it responded,”
said Foreign Minister Manuel Ventura.
Costa Rica does not have an ambassador in Venezuela since March 25th, 2015, when the government of Luis Guillermo Solís withdrew the then-ambassador, Federico Picado, for referring without authorization to the Nicolás Maduro regime.
In January, the national government ignored Maduro’s new mandate, so diplomatic relations between the two countries tightened.
In April this year, the Maduro regime took away the credentials of the Charge d’affaires, Danilo González, after the Executive Power asked Maduro’s diplomatic representatives to leave the country.