- Title: Ministers as OAS fail to agree on Venezuela resolution
- Date: 20th June 2017
- Summary: CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO (JUNE 19, 2017) (REUTERS) GENERAL VIEW OF PANEL AT NEWS CONFERENCE MEDIA AT NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CHILE FOREIGN MINISTER HERALDO MUNOZ, SAYING: "The freedom of political prisoners and an end to arbitrary detention such as pressure on civilians by non-civilians. Secondly, an end to all violence in regards to human rights. Thirdly, the complete restoration of constitutional order including the powers of the National Assembly in regards to the separation of power." PEOPLE FILMING NEWS CONFERENCE ON THEIR MOBILE PHONES (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MEXICAN FOREIGN MINISTER, LUIS VIDEGARAY, SAYING: "There are 20 nations, some of whom are represented at this forum which have encouraged (a resolution). The details of this press release are for President (Nicolas) Maduro and his government. We are not enemies. We want to be part of a solution. That is implies recognising the reality, that it implies calling things out for what they are." GENERAL VIEW OF NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CHILE FOREIGN MINISTER HERALDO MUNOZ, SAYING: "There are some countries who continue to believe that a regional interest in helping a country is still an outdated interpretation that precipitates intervention. So, we need to better understand so as to reach an effective agreement for a negotiated, democratic, peaceful path from the Venezuelan crisis." GENERAL VIEW OF MEDIA AND PANEL AT NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 4th July 2017 03:01
- Keywords: Nicolas Maduro Delcy Rodriguez Organization of American States
- Location: CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO
- City: CANCUN, QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO
- Country: Venezuela
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016M2Z7SZ
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- Story Text: Foreign ministers from across the Americas failed to reach an agreement on Monday (June 19) on a resolution criticizing Venezuela's government.
Ministers from the 34-nation Organisation of American States (OAS) met in Cancun in bid to hash out a joint statement on the political and economic crisis rocking Venezuela.
But support for the resolution came short.
Chile and Mexico were the big backers of the agreement. Following the vote, they repeated aspects of the resolution's demands.
Earlier in the day, Venezuela dismissed the OAS's discussion as a step towards foreign intervention in the OPEC nation.
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