Venezuela has actually won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, regardless of prevalent criticism of its poor human rights record.
A UN General Assembly conference in Geneva saw the Latin American nation elected to among 14 new seats on the 47- member body.
Nicolás Maduro’s government hailed it as an “important accomplishment”.
His administration is accused of jailing, abusing and arbitrarily detaining opposition figures.
More than 50 countries no longer recognise Mr Maduro as the country’s legitimate leader. The United States and most governments in Latin America – along with EU states like France, Germany, Spain and the UK – back opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the interim president.
China, Cuba and Russia continue to support Mr Maduro, while others – including Mexico – have actually required dialogue in between both sides.
Brazil and Venezuela won the 2 Latin American seats on the rights body that were up for grabs on Thursday.
Costa Rica revealed its own candidacy simply this month in a quote to keep Venezuela from securing a three-year term. Members work to uphold and promote human rights all over the world.
Delegates in the chamber praised the vote, which saw Brazil take 153 votes, Venezuela 105 and Costa Rica 96.
“A vote for Venezuela is a choose the torture, murder, and impunity that have actually ended up being trademarks of President Nicolás Maduro’s federal government,” he stated, calling it a “slap in the face to the millions who have actually left the country”.
In September, the UN Person Rights Council announced strategies to send out a fact-finding mission to Venezuela to penetrate supposed human rights violations.
Mr Maduro’s government denounced the relocation.