OAS plans emergency session Wednesday on political crisis
The Organization of American States said it will hold an extraordinary session Wednesday in Washington with foreign ministers to analyze the worsening situation in Venezuela.
The gathering follows the most intense protests in economically struggling Venezuela since a wave of antigovernment demonstrations in 2014. Street protests began nearly a month ago over a Supreme Court decision that briefly negated the powers of the opposition-controlled Congress. OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro says Venezuela has “deteriorated into a fullscale dictatorship” and the OAS should consider suspending Venezuela.
In Caracas, Venezuela’s chief prosecutor on Tuesday denounced the wave of unrest that has resulted in 26 deaths, more than 400 people injured and nearly 1,300 detained.