DIARIO LAS AMERICAS
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MIAMI. – More than 20 years ago, attorney Calixto Ortega worked as a litigator in the city of Maracaibo. In 1991 he was involved in a scam that affected the lives of the family members of the victims of a plane crash.
This week it was shocking to hear that the Venezuelan government appointed Ortega as charge d’affaires for Venezuela in Washington.
Meanwhile, the United States government considered this decision as a step in the right direction, as reported by the Associated Press.
The newly elected Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, said that Ortega’s appointment will increase the dialogue between the two countries with a mission to keep in touch with academic representatives, legislators, and U.S. government spokespersons.
Calixto Ortega’s appointment as a senior official at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington did not take into account his lack of preparation in diplomatic affairs. He is a former congressman in the ... Read More