Caution on Venezuela
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