Cau­tion on Venezuela

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

CON­TRARY to ex­pec­ta­tions, the pres­i­dents of the South­ern Com­mon Mar­ket, Mer­co­sur, have not threat­ened to ex­pel Venezuela, nor did they ex­plic­itly call for the gov­ern­ment of Pres­i­dent Ni­co­las Maduro to sus­pend elec­tions for a Con­stituent Assem­bly on July 30.

The Mer­co­sur sum­mit in Men­doza, Ar­gentina, is­sued a state­ment which merely called on both the gov­ern­ment and the op­po­si­tion to “not take any ini­tia­tive that could di­vide Venezue­lan so­ci­ety even more, or ag­gra­vate in­sti­tu­tional con­flicts”.

The doc­u­ment was signed by the pres­i­dents of Ar­gentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. teleSUR

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