A banner placed in front of the Swiss Ambassador to Venezuela's house is the cause of what may be the highest-profile tiff over golf balls in diplomatic history.
The Swiss ambassador's house is next to the posh Caracas Country Club in one of the wealthiest areas of the city. And it's golf course has become something of a nuisance to the Swiss diplomat.
Although Swiss Ambassador Sabine Ulmann declined to comment to Reuters, Venezuela's Golf Association took the issue really seriously.
In a statement published by the Golf Federation, the organization said it is "astonished" by the sign.
Whoever wrote that banner has not checked the Vienna Convention properly because [the convention] does not say that diplomatic foreign houses are indeed Swiss territory, but what [Vienna's convention] states is that these houses shouldn't be violated and that they should be protected by the welcoming state.