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ELECTION 2013

Venezuela recalls ambassador to Spain for consultation

The Venezuelan foreign minister remarked that Ambassador Bernardo Álvarez was recalled so that he "comes to Venezuela and explains such statements and the context in which they were issued"

Foreign Minister Elías Jaua rejected statements issued by the secretary general of the Organization of American States, who expressed support to an audit on the ballots cast on April 14 (AVN)
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Tuesday April 16, 2013  01:19 PM
The Venezuelan Government on Monday called Venezuelan Ambassador to Spain Bernardo Álvarez for consultation due to the statements made by Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo regarding the presidential election held on April 14.

According to Foreign Minister Elías Jaua, the Spanish minister said, "we have to wait and see who the winner is." But Jaua stressed, "Nicolás Maduro is the winner. He won because of the Venezuelan people's will."

The Venezuelan foreign minister remarked that Álvarez was recalled so that he "comes to Venezuela and explains such statements and the context in which they were issued."

Jaua added that the Venezuelan government reserved the actions that may be taken in the days ahead, if the Spanish government, through its foreign minister, insists on disavowing the election of Nicolás Maduro as Venezuelan president.

With reference to the statement made by the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, in support of recounting of votes, the Venezuelan foreign minister rejected the decision and stated there was an electoral body and electoral laws that the opposition could rely on, but it did not include the OAS.
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Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil on March 13 to demand the ouster of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, carrying banners expressing anger at bribery scandals and economic woes. A banner read "We don't want a new Venezuela in Brazil."

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