April 15, 2019 04:02 PM
Updated on April 15, 2019 4:52 PM
The diplomatic staff of Nicolás Maduro left the Embassy of Venezuela in Costa Rica, a country that recognized Juan Guaidó as interim president, the Central American country's Foreign Ministry reported Monday.
The Foreign Ministry indicated that 3 Venezuelan diplomats left the headquarters in San José upon completion of the 60-day period granted by the Costa Rican government to vacate the property. On February 15, the Costa Rican authorities announced the recognition of Guaidó and gave two months to Maduro's diplomatic staff to leave office.
According to the Costa Rican Foreign Ministry, diplomat Nabil Mora left the country on Sunday, while the other two officials, Angélica Ramírez and Nelly de la Mata, left on Saturday and re-entered Costa Rica on the same day with ordinary passports.
"For all purposes, they are no longer recognized as representatives of Venezuela in Costa Rica, and therefore do not enjoy immunity or privileges," the Foreign Ministry said in a bulletin.