07 de octubre de 2016 10:52 AM
Actualizado el 07 de octubre de 2016 11:00 AM
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, set aside his criticism of the removal of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and visited President Michel Temer; both of them talked about the “necessity” of a recall vote in Venezuela.
Almagro did not speak to journalists in Brasilia but he tweeted that the “defense of democracy” was one of the questions raised with Temer.
In that connection, the OAS diplomat highlighted the “necessity” to hold this year a recall referendum to remove Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from office, as requested by the opposition political sector, yet put off for 2017 by the country’s electoral authorities.
During a brief press conference following the meeting between Almagro and Temer, Brazilian Foreign Minister José Serra said that Venezuela’s ongoing situation remains “a deep concern.”
Serra termed positive the Vatican’s involvement in efforts for a dialogue between Maduro and his dissidents, adding that such move could bring hope. Still, he claimed that arriving at a consensus on a transition would be complicated.