Venezuela Crisis Looms Over OAS Meeting in Mexico
CANCUN, MEXICO — Even before the Organization of American States’ annual General Assembly formally opened Monday evening in Cancun, Mexico, Venezuela’s political and economic crisis commanded center stage.
At a morning news conference, OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro denounced the erosion of legislative and judicial independence and human rights under Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. “It would be prudent to resolve” those problems as soon as possible,” Almagro said.
Mexico’s foreign minister, Luis Videgaray, announced that his country would seek backing for an OAS consensus resolution on how to stabilize the South American country.
“We believe there is real deterioration of …