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U.S. has first ambassador in decade to Venezuela amid tensions


  • Washington has its 1st ambassador for Venezuela in a decade despite the U.S. having no diplomats at its Caracas embassy amid a breakdown in relations. 
  • James Story’s nomination as ambassador was confirmed on 18 Nov by a U.S. Senate voice vote. 
  • The South Carolina native takes the job that he will carry out from the capital of neighbouring Colombia as Venezuela endures a historic economic and political crisis.
  • The U.S. and Venezuela haven’t exchanged ambassadors since 2010.