Regional Bloc Plans Pressure Campaign Against Venezuela’s Maduro

President Nicolás_Maduro. CREDIT: Cancillería del Ecuador

(From Reuters)

A major bloc of Latin American nations and Canada will discuss on Monday how to maintain pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to hold new elections as he faces widespread calls to resign after last year’s disputed presidential vote.

Sources briefed on the matter said that the 14-nation Lima Group looked set, though, to hold off imposing further sanctions on the Maduro government when it meets in Ottawa.

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