Argentina restricted the entry of Iris Varela to its territory, after TIAR sanctions

Argentina restricted the entry of Iris Varela to its territory, after TIAR sanctions

The diplomatic representative of the National Assembly elected in 2015, Elisa Trotta Gamus, welcomed the decision of the Argentine authorities to prevent the entry into the country of the Chavista deputy María Iris Varela


The first vice president of the National Assembly (AN) adept to the Nicolás Maduro regime, María Iris Varela Rangel, was unable to enter Argentina this Thursday after the country’s National Directorate of Migration restricted her entry.

The Chavista official landed at the Jorge Newbery Airport in the southern nation at 1:05 a.m. Thursday on flight AR1289, where she had to remain at the air station for several hours until she could board another flight to leave the country.

“At 3:09 AM consultations began with the Foreign Ministry to see if there was any indication that had not been communicated to this DNM about the prohibition of entry and movement of this person. Being 5.30, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs answers that the signed agreement remains in force. Migrations proceeded to verify the exit once the passenger obtained a means to return,” Migraciones Argentina detailed in a statement.

The former minister of the Penitentiary Service of the Nicolás Maduro regime was incorporated into the list of Chavista officials sanctioned by the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) in 2019.

The countries that are part of the treaty, and therefore in which those sanctioned would have movement restrictions, are: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru , Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Trinidad and Tobago and Bahamas. In addition, in 2017 it was sanctioned by the United States and Canada.

Despite the departure of President Mauricio Macri, the Argentine government still maintains restrictions on Chavista representatives, while countries like Brazil and Paraguay, where right-wing presidents Mario Abdo and Jair Bolsonaro remain, turn a blind eye.

*Also read: Iris Varela’s trip shows that sanctions from Brazil and Paraguay cooled

On May 10, a delegation of members of the questioned Chavista National Assembly arrived in Brazil to meet with parliamentarians from that country in order to request that they be recognized and allow the return of Venezuela to Parlasur.

They applaud Argentina’s decision

The diplomatic representative of the National Assembly elected in 2015, Elisa Trotta Gamus, welcomed the decision of the Argentine authorities to prevent the entry into the country of the Chavista deputy María Iris Varela, due to the sanction imposed against her by the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance ( TIAR) in 2019.

“The Argentine authorities denied entry to the country to Iris Varela, one of the heads of the Maduro dictatorship, as she is sanctioned by the TIAR. Violating human rights has consequences”, she expressed.

Trotta Gamus also warned that “the false deputies who accompanied her are also members of the regime,” referring to the entourage of the questioned Chavista National Assembly, made up of José Gregorio Correa, Óscar Ronderos and Saúl Ortega, who is touring around the region to try to be recognized and allowed to return to Parlasur.


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