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Joint declaration from Lima condemns the “breakdown of democratic order” in Venezuela

A gathering of diplomats from many South and North American states held in Lima, Peru denounced the “breakdown of democratic order” in Venezuela and stated that they would not recognize any actions taken by the “illegitimate” constituent assembly. The Peruvian government called for this meeting after Nicolas Maduro pressed ahead with plans to establish the constituent assembly despite widespread international opposition to such a move. The centrist president of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki, warned that Venezuela was on “its last leg economically” and Ricardo Luna, the foreign minister of Peru, declared, “What we have in Venezuela is a dictatorship.” The foreign minister of Brazil, Aloysio Nunes, affirmed the bloc’s views and said, “We cannot permit a dictatorship among us” and “Nor can we permit this horror in Venezuela. The new constituent assembly recently declared itself superior other government bodies which must it claims must recognize its powers and adhere to its decisions. The constituent assembly has initiated several moves to weaken the independence of the judiciary and of the National Assembly.


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