TEHRAN (defapress) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday called for an urgent meeting of Latin American and Caribbean leaders to address the crisis in his country.
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Publish Date: 12August 2017 - 13:28
He urged the 14-nation Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of
Our America (ALBA), a regional organization based in Caracas, to help arrange
the meeting, Sputnik reported.
"I have formally proposed that El Salvador’s President
Salvador Sanchez Ceren… convene an urgent summit of heads of state and
government from Latin America and the Caribbean – 33 countries – to bring the
Venezuelan issue into focus," Maduro said in a televised announcement.
The alliance has been supportive of a dialogue with
Venezuela and has condemned sanctions imposed on it by the United States to
dissuade President Maduro from holding a controversial election to a new