Venezuela says it will withdraw from the Organization of American States (OAS), accusing the US-based grouping of meddling in its internal affairs.
The government made the announcement after the OAS voted to hold a meeting of foreign ministers to discuss the spiralling crisis in Venezuela.
Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez
said Wednesday that Mr. Maduro ordered the withdrawal from the Organization of American States after 19 of the group’s 34 members agreed on a resolution to discuss Venezuela’s precarious situation.
The demonstrations continue.
“Security forces repress demonstrators on the Francisco Fajardo highway and Las Mercedes in Caracas”
#26Abr Cuerpos de seguridad reprimen a manifestantes que en la autopista Francisco Fajardo y Las Mercedes en Caracas pic.twitter.com/tAZDWSX9rd
— Reporte Ya (@ReporteYa) April 27, 2017
The son of Venezuela’s rights ombudsman, Tarek William Saab, has called on his father to “stop the injustice which has sunk Venezuela”.