07 de agosto de 2017 06:09 AM
Actualizado el 07 de agosto de 2017 06:33 AM
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Ricardo Luna, reported that 14 Latin American foreign ministers have plans to meet on Tuesday in Lima to delve into the current state of affairs in Venezuela.
“Foreign ministers of the four countries of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru) and three member states of Mercosur (Common Market of the South), namely Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay will attend the meeting. Uruguay will possibly come. Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Canada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Barbados, will come as well, for a total of 14 countries,” he told reporters on Sunday.
In Luna’s words, the foreign ministers will assess recent events in Venezuela in the aftermath of the election to establish a National Constituent Assembly.
“We will probably issue a statement stressing the need to reverse and dismantle the Constituent Assembly and restore the authority of the National Assembly.”
He added that the foreign ministers plan to become “a tracking mechanism.”
A wave of anti-government demonstrations has shaken off Venezuela in the past four months, with a death toll of 125, and hundreds of detainees, AFP reported.