Lima Group agrees to push for ‘peaceful transition’ in Venezuela, ‘without use of force’
By Beatrice Paez Feb. 4, 2019
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced that Venezuela, under the leadership of the country's self-declared interim president, would be joining the Lima Group as a 'full-fledged member.'
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured on Feb. 4, 2019, with her Peruvian counterpart, Néstor Popolizio, at the opening of the Lima Group meeting in Ottawa. The 14-nation bloc convened to discuss the situation in Venezuela. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Canada is “absolutely not considering a military intervention” to force the embattled Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, out of office, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters at the conclusion of a ministerial summit on Monday.
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