Organization of American States considers punishing Venezuela’s socialist government


P. THE NIGHTCLUB WILL CLOSE FOR GOOD ON FRIDAY. AND NOW TO VENEZUELA WHERE WE ARE GETTING REACTION FROM GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING SUSPENDED FROM THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES.>>Victor: THAT THREAT COMING AFTER MONTHS OF POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL INSTABILITY LEADING A WIDESPREAD FOOD SHORTAGES AND LONG LINES FOR THE MOST BASIC SUPPLIES LOCAL10’S CODY WELD JOINS US LIVE NOW FROM CARACAS>>Cody: CONTINUES AT THIS MOMENT IN WASHINGTON, AND IT COMINGS AFTER A SCATHING REPORT EARLIER THIS MONTH BY THE SECRETARY GENERAL LUIS, URGING THE GROUP TO INVOKE ITS DEMOCRATIC CHARTER AGAINST VENEZUELA. THE 34 MEMBERS OF THE PERMANENT COUNCIL OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES MEETING TODAY IN WASHINGTON.>>YOU HAVE NOT ANSWERED THE QUESTION.>>Cody: THE SPECIAL MEETING CALLED SPECIFICALLY TO DISCUSS THE SITUATION IN VENEZUELA AND THE POSSIBILITY OF APPLYING THE GROUP’S DEMOCRATIC CHARTER ON THE COUNTRY, APPLIED WHEN COUNTRIES HAVE ALTERED DEMOCRATIC ORDER. THE MEETING COMING AFTER 14 COUNTRIES SENT A LETTER TO PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO URGING HIM TO CALL ELECTIONS AND RELEASE POLITICAL PRISONERS. VENEZUELA’S REPRESENTATIVES CONTINUAL THEIR ATTEMPT TO DISCREDIT THE MEETING. “THIS IS A VIOLATION. THIS GROUP IS NEL INTERNAL AFFAIRS SO WE WANT TO MAKE THAT A POINT AND MAKE IT CLEAR FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD THAT THIS GROUP’S CHARTER IS BEING VIOLATED.” MEANWHILE IN CARACAS THE GOVERNMENT MOBILIZING ITS SUPPORTERS TO REJECT THE ATTEMPT BY DID OAS. THOUSANDS TAKING TO THE STREETS TO SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT. “HERE HEAR TO TELL THE O:S ENOUGH WITH THE MEDDLING IN OUR COUNTRY. WE ARE A COUNTRY WITH A CONSTITUTION.” APPLYING THE DEMOCRATIC CHARTER WOULD ULTIMATELY LEAD TO A PROFESSES DIALOGUE WITH THE GOVERNMENT. IF VENEZUELAN AUTHORITIES WERE NOT TO THE COMPLY, THE COUNTRY WOULD FACE SUSPENSION. IN THE CASE THAT IN VENEZUELA ARTICLE 20 OF THE DEMOCRATIC CHARTER IS A APPLIED FIRST, THAT WOULD BE SAYING THERE IS NO DEMOCRACY IN VENEZUELA. AND ELMAGRO AND THOSE WHO SUPPORT HIM SAY THAT DEMOCRACY HAS BEEN ALTERED FOR A VA IT RIGHT OF REASONS. THE THE ELECTIONS WERE CONSTITUTIONAL SUPPOSED TO BE HELD LAST YEAR. THEY HAVE DELAYED. AS WELL AS THE EXISTENCE OF OVER 100 APPLICABLE PRISONERS. AGAIN THAT MEETING CONTINUES AT THIS VERY MOMENT IN WASHINGTON. IT’S UNCLEAR AT THIS POINT IF WE CAN EXPECT ANY KIND OF VOTE ON




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