After the re-escalation of violence in Venezuela, the United States will increase the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. At a Meeting of the Lima group, an Alliance of 14 American countries, announced U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence on Monday for further sanctions. They would be announced in the coming days, and directed against Maduro's financial system, it said in a pre-released speech. The Ministry of Finance in Washington announced, on Monday, the criminal had already been imposed measures against four governors of Venezuelan States, which are on the sides of Maduros. All of their assets in the United States would be frozen.
The violent prevention of urgently needed relief supplies by the Venezuelan leadership to encourage the USA in their determination to support the leader of the opposition, Juan Guaido, said Pence at the start of the talks in Bogota. The USA would be on the side Guaidos, up in the Latin American country the freedom to enter think.
Guaido, the self-declared interim President, urged the Lima group prior to the Meeting, "to consider all options" to remove Maduro. He took, therefore, the choice of words of US President Donald Trump, who had declared the question of a military Intervention, all options were open. Guaido is recognized by the United States and several European and Latin American countries as President.
Mexico further acknowledges Maduro
to bring The Meeting in Bogota was to have been convened after the weekend of the attempt Guaidós had failed, relief goods from Colombia and Brazil to Venezuela. At border crossings, it came to clashes with Venezuelan security forces, with at least four dead and more than 300 injured.
The world's largest Oil Deposits, rich though the country is a result of falling in the past few years, increasingly in a severe supply crisis. In the face of Hunger, poverty and medical Versorgungsnot far more than three million people from the country have fled.
The Lima group includes more than a dozen countries in the Americas, including Brazil, Argentina, and Canada. The group was formed in 2017, to a solution of the Venezuela-to explore the crisis.
Mexico has warned that the power struggle in Venezuela with violence. There must be found a peaceful way, stressed the President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico city. "The best is a dialogue. The best thing is to resist temptation to use violence.“ Mexico further acknowledges Maduro and stayed away from the meeting of the Lima group. Also, Peru's Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs, Hugo de Zela underlined at the conference of the Lima group, the application of military force to resolve the crisis "unacceptable".More about
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"The true Dilemma is not war or peace, but the continuation of the tyranny or of the victory of democracy," said President of Colombia Iván Duque. (Reuters, dpa)