Venezuela Appoint Ambassador to Brazil as Relations are Restored

President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced yesterday that Manuel Vicente Vadell will be the country’s new ambassador to Brazil. Vadell will take up his post on January 1st 2023, the same day Lula is sworn in as President.

This moment will mark the return of full diplomatic relations between the two countries. In 2019, relations were suspended by the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who decided to recognize the self-declared politician Juan Guaidó as president of Venezuela. 

After the electoral victory of Lula da Silva in 2022, the President-elect gave instructions to Mauro Vieira, who will be his Foreign Minister, to re-establish diplomatic ties with the elected government of President Nicolás Maduro.

President Maduro tweeted yesterday: “A beautiful night, wrapped in the Christmas cold of our capital city, I met with Manuel Vicente Vadell who brought me very good news. I have decided to designate him as the new Ambassador of Venezuela in the Federative Republic of Brazil, as of January 1, 2023.”

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