Says it will take two years for Venezuela to leave OAS
Says it will take two years for Venezuela to leave OAS
28 Abril, 2017, 12:43
And the Organization of American States, an organization of Western Hemisphere countries based in the US, has severely criticized the manner in which the Venezuelan president has grappled with his opposition - criticism that Venezuela has rebutted by threatening to withdraw from the organization. Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the government's response to political unrest blamed for 27 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere's major powers. Clashes were also reported in other Venezuelan cities.
Tomorrow (on Thursday), as the president, Nicolas Maduro, indicated, we will present the letter of resignation to the Organization of American States and begin a procedure that will take 24 months, said Rodriguez from the Miraflores presidential palace in remarks broadcast by state-run VTV television.
"By putting thousands and thousands of people in the streets nearly every day, they're trying to keep the cost of supporting Maduro very high for the armed forces", said López Maya.
"We are fed up with violation of legitimacy and intervening harassments".
Almagro had urged OAS members to sanction Venezuela for violating the group's democratic norms.
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Opponents to President Nicolas Maduro are protesting the lack of food, poor security, delays in elections and abortive efforts by his government to strip the opposition-controlled national assembly of its power.
Rodriguez had warned late Tuesday that Venezuela would leave the OAS if the body proceeded with scheduling the special session.
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Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles has told the BBC that early general elections are the only way to put an end to the country's crisis.
"As a president, I gave the necessary instructions for the immediate withdrawal of Venezuela from OAS", Maduro announced on his twitter account. No country has ever withdrawn from the group since its founding in 1948.
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In Washington, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the OAS can have a "constructive influence" on Venezuela.
The Court backpedaled on its decision three days later, but thousands of opposition protesters were already in the streets.
Opposition lawmakers have since been demanding that the judges responsible for the ruling step down. Almost 30 people have been killed during anti-government protests, including a demonstrator who was hit in the head by a tear gas canister Wednesday in Caracas.
Amid another day of nationwide opposition rallies, the worst trouble in Caracas on Wednesday occurred when National Guard troops and police blocked off a highway where several thousand demonstrators were marching downtown. Elsewhere, children were evacuated from a school after being exposed to tear gas.
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So far this month, 28 people have been killed in anti-government protests that have erupted into clashes with riot police, the attorney general's department says.
Trabajadores, jubilados, padres se comenzaron a convocar y en seguida llamaron los sindicatos desde los propios dirigentes. La respuesta con piedras arrojadas contra la residencia sólo aumentó la tensión .
He lavished praise on Chinese President Xi Jinping for Chinese assistance in trying to rein in Pyongyang. She said the USA wants "to test that hypothesis to the maximum extent we can" for a peaceful resolution.
Más de 15 países miembros de la OEA peticionaron para que se convoque a una reunión de cancilleres en la que se valore la situación de Venezuela, que suma casi 30 muertos durante las protestas de abril.
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