Wednesday,September 19,2018

OAS Planning to Meet May 21 or 22 to Establish Position on Crisis in Venezuela

OAS Planning to Meet May 21 or 22 to Establish Position on Crisis in Venezuela

The Foreign Ministers of the Organization of American States (OAS) plan to meet on May 21st or 22nd to set a position on the crisis in Venezuela, Peruvian Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna said Wednesday.

The official said that consultations are taking place among OAS countries that are worried about the actions of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who faces a wave of protests in the midst of which 34 people have died.

“There are more than nine or 10 (countries), we have also made contact with Canada and the United States and I believe that somehow the meeting of the week, we do not know if it is the 21 or 22 May, the foreign ministers will Fix a position and possibly a mechanism that will change the situation, “Luna told reporters.

The situation in Venezuela is exacerbated by an incessant and worrying polarization for the countries of the region,” he said.

Venezuela announced last week its “definitive” withdrawal from the OAS, made up of 35 countries in the region, after most of its members approved the call to a meeting to discuss the crisis in the country.

Luna said that Maduro’s recent call for a Constituent Assembly would seek to curb the opposition. “Consequently it is an anomaly, it is a change of rules that everyone qualifies, and above all the opposition, as arbitrary, authoritarian, a kind of coup within the coup,” he said.

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OAS Planning to Meet May 21 or 22 to Establish Position on Crisis in Venezuela