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OAS recognizes opposition envoy as Venezuelan ambassador

U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States Carlos Trujillo, left, confers with Jamaican Alternate Representative to the OAS Deon Williams, minutes before the OAS Permanent Council holds an extraordinary session on Venezuela at the headquarters of the organization in Washington, Tuesday April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 09, 2019 - 2:55 PM

WASHINGTON - The Organization of American States is recognizing a Venezuelan opposition envoy as his nation's representative to the regional group until new elections are held in the South American country.

Gustavo Tarre was accepted by the OAS on Tuesday. It came a day after another envoy designated by opposition leader Juan Guaidó was recognized by President Donald Trump as Venezuela's ambassador to the U.S.

The OAS adopted the resolution recognizing Tarre with 18 votes in favour, nine against, six abstentions and one absence.

The U.S. and most of the 34 member states of the OAS recognize Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela. They say President Nicolas Maduro wasn't legitimately re-elected last year because opposition candidates weren't permitted to run.

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