Organization of American States, a US-based organization made up of 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere, just recently voted in an extraordinary session not to recognize the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro’s new term as President of Venezuela which began on 10th January 2019.
Maduro has won an election that saw historically low voter turnout in the reeling nation. Voting dates were shifted twice and
The OAS vote saw 19 countries voted in
The Bahamas, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Guyana, and Haiti voted for the resolution not to recognize the legitimacy of the Maduro government. After stretching out our hands and accepting millions of dollars in help from Venezuela after our
Venezuela’s economy has been in freefall for some time.
Hyperinflation, power cuts, shortages of food and medicine have driven millions of Venezuelans out of the country with many going to Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago and elsewhere weekly. It’s hard to understand how Venezuela can find assistance to render to other territories and yet its people are starving.
Maduro is accused of creating a dictatorship and destroying the economy. Venezuela is experiencing the worst economic crises in
If our community Caricom council of Ministers is responsible for
Either way, Antigua might well regret it’s position on this issue.