New Venezuelan envoy hailed as representing 'pragmatic improvement' in relations

A new prominent head of mission could help thaw the ice between Canada and Venezuela.

Venezuelan Government Photo
Wilmer Barrientos in 2013.
Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Published: Wednesday, 11/26/2014 12:00 am EST

Venezuela’s appointment of a new ambassador to Canada after years of strained relations may not be an explicit warming between the two countries, but according to analysts could provide opportunities for chilly relations to thaw.

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