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Venezuela walks out of Americas summit in Mexico

On May 31, the OAS halted indefinitely Venezuela crisis talks after failing to find an agreement during a meeting in Washington, DC.But hope for action is slim even within the OAS, a 34-country group whose members will have to bridge their own divisions to address the standoff.Euronews reporter Alberto d’Filippis who is in the Venezuelan capital said he witnessed national guard officers attacking journalists. he also added that protesters accuse the government of trying to silence the media and thus prevent the world from seeing what is happening in today’s Venezuela. He also called the OAS as the ministry of colonies, because it tries to order political guidelines to every country in Latin America.Monday’s gathering in Cancun ahead of the Organization of American States’ annual assembly is the latest of a series of high-profile diplomatic meetings to discuss Venezuela’s crisis.On one side are Venezuela’s leftist allies in the region and Caribbean countries that for years received discount crude exports from the oil giant.Pummeled by the plunge in oil prices since mid-2014, Venezuela is in the grip of an economic and political crisis that is causing desperate shortages of food, medicine and other basic essentials.Honduran Foreign Minister Maria Dolores Aguero said Rodriguez should explain how her government was going to alleviate Venezuela’s problems. Maduro says the protests, along with the diplomatic efforts, are part of a plot by the United States to topple him.”Venezuela recognizes nothing produced by this organization”, she said.What failed to gain enough votes was a relatively strongly-worded proposal calling on Maduro to “reconsider” a call for an assembly to re-write the constitution.More than 1,000 people have been injured so far, prosecutors say, and more than 3,000 arrested, according to rights group Forum Penal.Protester Pablo Quintero said he is a Venezuelan who had to leave his country “looking for food, looking for safety”.19 de junio de 2017, 17:26Caracas, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Diosdado Cabello asserted today that the curretn meeting in Mexico shows the servility of the Organization of American States (OAS) to imperialist interests.”Should the Maduro regime decide to ignore the national and worldwide outrage and appeals, and instead proceed to do away with the constitution in a patently illegal and risky manner. the regime will bear a special responsibility for whatever befalls Venezuela”, he told journalists. But the special session on Venezuela ended with no resolution approved.Golding said he supports T&T Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s call for OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro to be removed.”Considering the interruption of the democratic process in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, we believe that there should be a settled solution that includes all Venezuelan parties for the benefit of the people of that nation”, the letter said.