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.