Multi-layered differences cause rising tension between Argentina and Venezuela

As an oil producer, Venezuela sells virtually nothing to Argentina: in 2020, Argentine imports amounted to just US$6 million. On the export side, Argentina sold products (mainly agricultural products) to Venezuela for only US$103 million last year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The tensions do not reach nearly as far as in the case of Daniel Ortega, the Nicaraguan president, who a few days ago - according to high-level official sources - even rejected a call from President Alberto Fernández without a word of courtesy.

However, the once privileged relations between Argentina and the Venezuelan state of Nicolás Maduro are experiencing a moment of "distress" with Argentina's voice in international organizations, the presidency of CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) sought by Fernández, and Argentina's absence from the ongoing negotiations for a . . .

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