Brazil police order deportation of former diplomatic representative of Venezuela’s Maduro

The Brazilian Federal Police on Thursday issued a deportation order against Manuel Antonio Barroso, former diplomatic representative of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro, for failing to regularize his immigration status in the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Venezuelan general is accused of corruption, and has been hiding in the Venezuelan embassy to Brazil for the past two years.

Barroso was not always engaged in diplomatic activities. Between 2006 and 2013, that is, for 7 years, he was president of the Foreign Exchange Administration Commission (CADIVI), the agency responsible for the theft of US$25 billion, as denounced by Hugo Chávez's ex-minister Jorge Giordani.

The ex-minister and Venezuelan military officer Hebert García Plaza, who broke with Chavismo in 2015 and denounced crimes against humanity committed by Maduro's . . .

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