After Venezuela's internationally challenged vote to rewrite the constitution, Peru has called a regional meeting that will include representatives from at least 11 other American countries.
Yesterday, a vote of approval in favor of an assembly to rewrite the constitution under president Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela was challenged by the world and Latin American powers such as the United States, the European Union, Mexico, and Colombia.According to VOA, the constitutional assembly was essentially a power grab by the Venezuelan president to oust the opposition-led Congress. The opposition claims that voting polls were empty and that at least 10 people were killed in violent protests while Maduro's party vehemently denies these accusations.
In response to the growing tension, Peru's government has called a regional meeting of American countries to evaluate the proceedings in Venezuela.
The meeting will include the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of at least 11 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and Paraguay.
The representatives will meet in Lima at the Chancellor's Headquarters of the Peruvian capital's historic center.
This year, Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) has been on the front lines of Latin American leaders challenging the dictatorial tendencies of Venezuela's government under Nicolas Maduro. Peru has given temporary residence visas to thousands of Venezuelans looking for refuge from the growing political and social turmoil of their country.