Sanctions

European Union Ambassador to Venezuela Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa is presented with a letter of "persona non grata" from Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza at his office in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. The meeting was called after the EU sanctioned an additional 19 Venezuelans for "undermining democracy and the rule of law" in Venezuela and the National Assembly declared the EU ambassador "persona non grata." (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Maduro regime expels top EU envoy from Venezuela

The Venezuelan government has expelled a top European diplomat over a new round of sanctions against the Maduro regime. On Wednesday, the head of the European Union delegation to Venezuela, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, was ordered to leave the country over her opposition to the Maduro regime.