Tuesday, May 31, 2016

OAS Head Almagro Seeks Emergency Meeting on Venezuela - The New York Times

The head of the Organization of American States (OAS) called on Tuesday for an urgent meeting to see if crisis-hit Venezuela's socialist government had breached democratic rules, which could lead to a process of suspension.

Luis Almagro, a former Uruguayan foreign minister, has called Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a "petty dictator," accusing him of disrupting democracy by blocking the opposition-controlled congress and putting loyalists in the Supreme Court. Venezuela views the OAS as a pawn of hostile U.S. policy, and Maduro has dismissed Almagro as a turncoat working for its ideological adversaries in Washington.

A two-thirds vote in the 34-nation OAS' General Assembly would still be needed to suspend Venezuela.

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