Mexico protecting Venezuelan opposition lawmaker

Mexico diplomatic residence in Venezuela’s capital took in a member of that country’s opposition-controlled congress, the foreign affairs ministry said Tuesday.

The ministry said giving protection to National Assembly member Franco Manuel Casella Lovaton did not indicate a change in Mexico’s stance of not taking sides in the political crisis in Venezuela.

Casella is president of the congress subcommittee on human rights and a member of opposition leader Juan Guaidó’s Popular Will party. Guaidó is leading the effort to remove President Nicolás Maduro, with the backing of the United States and other countries.

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