Q COSTA RICA – Costa Rica joined Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Paraguay in condemning the situation in Venezuela, denouncing Venezuelan authorities’ “excessive use of force” against civilian protesters.
On Thursday Costa Rica recalled its highest-level diplomat in Venezuela, charge d’affaires Ana Patricia Villalobos, for consultations.
“We deplore the deterioration of the domestic situation and the resurgence of violence in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,” the statement said, “which has left an increasing number of dead and hundreds injured since April 6.”
“We condemn the excessive use of force by Venezuelan authorities against the civilian population that marches to protest against government measures affecting democratic stability, which further polarizes Venezuelan society and leads to the loss of human lives, mostly young people.”
In recent weeks, President Nicolás Maduro has mercilessly