I am a soldier of Maduro: Maradona

Stop the War Coalition says Tory attacks on Venezuela "cannot be taken at face value" following criticism of left ...

Stop the War Coalition says Tory attacks on Venezuela "cannot be taken at face value" following criticism of left ...

"We condemn the economic sanctions against the people of Venezuela that are a clear violation of worldwide law and human rights, and an unacceptable interference with the only goal to cause direct damage to the Bolivarian government and the people of Venezuela", the final document released after the Alliance's meeting in Caracas said, Sputnik reported.

The crackdown on the opposition following last month's widely questioned vote to elect the constitutional assembly is likely to dominate a meeting in Peru on Tuesday where foreign ministers from more than a dozen Latin American governments were gathering to discuss how to force Maduro to back down.

Some 130 people have been killed in protest-related clashes in Venezuela over the past four months.

Earlier Tuesday, Venezuela's pro-government Supreme Court sentenced a Caracas-area mayor at the center of recent protests to 15 months in prison for not following an order to remove barricades set up during anti-government demonstrations.

Mr. Guterres' spokesman said United Nations is closely following events in the country and is convinced the crisis requires a political solution based on dialogue and compromise.

According to media reports, President Nicolás Maduro has since declared victory in elections for a Constituent Assembly convened by him.

Similarly, ALBA confirmed its support for a dialogue between the Government and Venezuelan opposition groups to resolve differences within the country.

The new constitutional assembly has signaled it will act swiftly in following through with Maduro's commands.

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The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is convinced the crisis in Venezuela can't be solved "through the imposition of unilateral measures" and is again urging the government and opposition to relaunch negotiations.

He says people can be tempted to violence when they feel their electoral and constitutional options are closed - a situation the opposition says is developing in Venezuela.

Ministers and diplomats from 12 nations meeting in Lima called on the Venezuelan government to close the newly installed assembly, saying it represents a definitive break in the democratic order.

Those who attacked the base near the city of Valencia said their operation was aimed at starting an insurgency against theleftist Maduro.

Peru's president has been a vocal critic of the Maduro regime, but the region has had trouble agreeing on collective actions.

As the number of deaths continues to rise on the streets of Caracas, Nicolas Maduro threatens to unleash a ruthless army, if the protesters will attempt to overthrow the government, writes The Guardian.

The July 30 election of the Constituent Assembly was marred by street violence, in which 10 people died, and charges of fraud brought by the UK-based company that supplied the polling technology.

Luna said that these 17 countries and those who want to join make up an observation group who will hold their next meeting in September, within the framework of the United Nations Assembly.

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