Eleven Venezuela Diplomats In U.S. Defect Since Last Month
According to Reuters, Eleven Venezuelan diplomats in the United States have defected from President Nicolas Maduro’s government since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last month.
The statement comes after bank accounts for Venezuelan embassies and consulates in the United States had been frozen and that Maduro’s diplomatic network in the country had ceased to function.
The 11 defections are out of a total of 56 Venezuelan diplomats in the country.