Venezuela announced its withdrawal from the Organization of American States
MOSCOW, 27 Jun — RIA Novosti. The foreign Minister of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez said that on Thursday will start the procedure of withdrawal from the Organization of American States. In this case, Venezuela will become the only country of America, not included in the OAS.
On Wednesday, the permanent Council of the Organization of American States decided to convene an emergency meeting of foreign Ministers to discuss the situation in Venezuela. Prior to that, head of MFA of Venezuela stated that he had received from Maduro instructed to begin the process of withdrawal of Venezuela from the OAS, subject to this meeting.
According to recent reports, during the demonstrations against the government of Maduro and his support in Venezuela from 4 April killed 29 people, 65 arrested, and all were arrested almost 1.3 thousand people. The protests began after the decision of the Supreme court, severely limit the power of opposition in the national Assembly. The decision was reversed, but opposition supporters took to the streets demanding the resignation of the members of the court, and hold early elections.
In early April, the OAS permanent Council in extraordinary session, has already approved a resolution on Venezuela, stating serious and unconstitutional interruption of the democratic order in the country. The text of the document demanded that Maduro fully restore all powers of the opposition in the national Assembly.