Venezuela cri­sis tops agenda for Amer­i­cas sum­mit in Mex­ico

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - WORLD -

CAN­CUN, Mex­ico — For­eign min­is­ters from across the Amer­i­cas gath­ered in Mex­ico on Mon­day with Venezuela’s on­go­ing po­lit­i­cal cri­sis fore­most on the agenda.

Nearly 70 peo­ple have died, hun­dreds more have been in­jured and thou­sands have been de­tained in months of protests in the South Amer­i­can coun­try, but so far the na­tions of the West­ern Hemi­sphere have been un­able to reach con­sen­sus on the mat­ter.

Even as diplo­mats con­vened in the Caribbean re­sort city of Can­cun, tens of thou­sands of pro­test­ers took to the streets of the Venezue­lan cap­i­tal, Caracas, to protest against Pres­i­dent Ni­co­las Maduro’s gov­ern­ment.

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