The head of the Organization of American States on Tuesday recommended suspending Venezuela from the 34-nation body unless President Nicolás Maduro’s government moves quickly to hold general elections.
In a 75-page letter, OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro urged the Maduro administration to call elections within 30 days, free political prisoners, appoint independent Supreme Court justices and reinstate laws that were passed by the opposition-controlled congress but annulled by his government.
Meanwhile, Venezuelan dissident Lilian Tintori, wife of political prisoner Leopoldo López, was not allowed to enter Ecuador (link in Spanish), where she had been invited by opposition members.
“We are harassed by immigration at Guayaquil airport, we are taped and have our passport taken away. The Government of Ecuador violates our #HumanRights”
— Lilian Tintori (@liliantintori) March 15, 2017