Venezue­lan calls na­tions ‘lap dogs’ at OAS meeting

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CAN­CUN | Venezuela’s for­eign min­is­ter has called Peru and other coun­tries “lap dogs of im­pe­ri­al­ism” at the Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Amer­i­can States gen­eral assem­bly be­ing held in the Mex­i­can re­sort of Can­cun.

Venezue­lan For­eign Min­is­ter Delcy Ro­driguez staged a fiery re­turn to the OAS sum­mit Tues­day, a day af­ter she walked out, say­ing Venezuela did not rec­og­nize the meeting and in­tended to leave the hemi­spheric or­ga­ni­za­tion.

While the OAS nar­rowly failed to pass a res­o­lu­tion call­ing for an end to Venezuela’s po­lit­i­cal cri­sis, Peru and other coun­tries con­tin­ued Tues­day to men­tion the des­per­ate sit­u­a­tion on Venezuela’s streets that has left at least 70 peo­ple dead and more than 1,300 in­jured.

Ms. Ro­driguez said of those coun­tries: “if they form part of the lit­ter of lap dogs of im­pe­ri­al­ism, Venezuela doesn’t.”

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