Venezuela accused Honduras of requesting bloodshed in a diplomatic communication during the wave of opposition protests against President Nicolás Maduro, where 58 people have died in 57 days.
Foreign Affairs Minister Delcy Rodríguez used Twitter to share an alleged document sent by the Honduran embassy in Belize to the rest of the diplomatic missions in that country, which read that
further bloodshed, humanitarian support for the Venezuelan people and restoration of the democratic institutions is crucial.”
According to Rodríguez, the text would be linked to a plan to promote an intervention in Venezuela from the Organization of American States (OAS), which is supported by Washington through the secretary general of the hemispheric organization, Uruguayan Luis Almagro, who describes Maduro as a dictator.
This communication shows a horrid plan to justify the intervention of Venezuela. It is a scandal in diplomatic relations,”
said the official in the social network before adding that violence, bloodshed and dead are a way to validate the meeting of foreign ministers convened by the OAS next week in order to address the Venezuelan crisis.
On April 26th the Permanent Council of the OAS approved to raise the debate on Venezuela at the level of foreign affairs ministers, to which Venezuela responded by initiating the procedure to withdraw from the organization, which takes two years.
Tensions escalated when the Venezuelan Supreme Court temporarily assumed the powers of the opposition-controlled Parliament with sentences later voided after strong international rejection.