Venezuelan representative to the Organization of American States Gustavo Tarre, centre, chats before listening to an address by Ecuador”s President Lenin Moreno to the OAS Permanent Council [Patrick Semansky/AP Photo] [Daylife]

A Venezuelan opposition envoy has addressed the Organization of the American States from the South American country’s seat, the first time it has happened in two decades.

Gustavo Tarre delivered a speech during a session held by the OAS’s Permanent Council on Tuesday, three months after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim leader on the basis that Maduro’s 2018 re-election was illegitimate. Maduro accuses the US-backed opposition of staging a coup. 

Ambassadors from at least four Caribbean countries left the room before Tarre spoke, showing their opposition to his recognition as

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