Latin American States to renew international pressure to urge Venezuela’s head of state, Nicolás Maduro from office.
The so-called Lima group has called on the United Nations to take measures to preserve peace in Venezuela, to stop the “increasing deterioration of the security”. Humanitarian aid for the population in Venezuela and abroad, Refugees urgently necessary, whether it is stated in the statement for the conclusion of a meeting of foreign Ministers in Santiago de Chile.
Maduro show no willingness to engage in dialogue, so that only his resignation will enable the restoration of democracy in Venezuela, said the representatives of twelve countries of the Lima group, composed of, among others, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. They reiterated their recognition of the self-appointed interim President, Juan Guaidó and their rejection of a military intervention.
The Lima group, which follows a hard line against Maduro, called for a closer cooperation with the more moderate of the International contact group for Venezuela, Mexico, Uruguay, Bolivia, and the EU and several European States, including Germany.
Guaidó had on 23. January, the transitional President stated, and Maduro’s legitimacy denied. The Chairman of the Opposition-controlled Parliament, demanding the resignation Maduro, the establishment of a transitional government and the calling of free elections.