Venezuelan Opposition Envoy to the UK Resigns

Venezuelan interim president Juan Guaidó’s diplomatic envoy to the United Kingdom, Vanessa Neumann, has resigned from her post in the latest sign of trouble for the western-backed coalition trying to unseat socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro.

Venezuelan interim president Juan Guaidó’s diplomatic envoy to the United Kingdom, Vanessa Neumann, has resigned from her post in the latest sign of trouble for the western-backed coalition trying to unseat socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro.

During a Tuesday night interview with the Financial Times, Neumann said she decided to quit because of doubts within the opposition over Guaido’s future after Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential elections, concerns over strategy and dismay over bureaucratic delays in Washington to the release of frozen Venezuelan funds held in the US to the opposition

“The fight against Maduro will continue — and I will personally continue that fight,” Neumann said. She added she admired Guaidó’s “courage” for carrying on the fight inside Venezuela, but said that “The future of Guaidó’s leadership is unclear within the opposition.”

Neumann also described her as having been part of “an amazing team of qualified Venezuelans working without compensation for the freedom of our country.”


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