A Look At How the Canadian Embassy Is Holding On In Venezuela

The Canadian embassy is often on the frontline of violent street protests. Here, anti-Maduro protesters carrying molotov cocktails use a truck to deliver material for a street barricade in June 2017. The five-storey beige building behind them is the Canadian embassy. (Ivan Alvarado/Reuters)

CBC: Blackouts, gas bombs and gunplay: How the Canadian embassy is holding on in Venezuela

‘There’s a reason that the U.S. sometimes acts … like it’s blind and deaf’ – former ambassador Ben Rowswell

The United States signed an accord yesterday that will allow for a U.S. “interests section” in the Swiss embassy in Caracas, the same arrangement it has had in Tehran for the past 40 years.

The U.S. began pulling its diplomats from its embassy in Venezuela in January and the last left in mid-March.

The Canadians, however, remain entrenched in their five-storey embassy on the corner of Altamira Square, with no plans to go anywhere.


WNU Editor:  I hope the Canadian staff in Caracas are receiving danger pay for their posting.

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