Ecuador expels Venezuelan ambassador after minister in Caracas called Moreno a ‘liar’
Friday - 19/10/2018 00:50
Ecuador’s Foreign Minister has ordered Venezuelan Ambassador Carol Delgado to leave the country over ‘offensive statements’ made by the country’s communication minister about Ecuador’s president Lenín Moreno.
The Venezuelan minister Jorge Rodríguez on Wednesday accused the Ecuadorean president of inflating the number of refugees arriving across the border from Venezuela. Quito said it “will not tolerate any sign of disrespect to its authorities”when announcing the expulsion of the diplomat. The statement published by Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry said the country will continue to provide aid to Venezuelan refugees and added that its own chargé d’affaires will be recalled from Caracas for consultations.
This appears to be the Rodriguez statement attacking Lenin Moreno that caused #Ecuador to expel the Venezuelan ambassador in Quito. https://t.co/iDJO8jFUNL