The Organization of American States (OAS) convened two extraordinary sessions this week to analyze two of the political and humanitarian crises that hit the isthmus in Nicaragua and Venezuela.
The meetings will be held at the OAS headquarters in Washington DC.
The special session on Venezuela will be held on January 10th, just when Nicolás Maduro starts a second term after elections that weren’t recognized by several Latin American countries, the United States and the European Union.
The president of the Permanent Council, Carlos Calles Castillo, representative of El Salvador, convened the meeting at 11 am (10 am in Costa Rica), according to the organization report.
The meeting was requested by the missions of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the United States, Guatemala, Paraguay and Peru.
This Friday, the Lima Group met in the Peruvian capital and urged Maduro not to take on a new mandate and temporarily transfer power to the National Assembly until elections are held, in a declaration that Mexico did not join.
A day later the OAS will debate the conflict in Nicaragua, after the secretary general, Luis Almagro, requested the Inter-American Democratic Charter to be used on that nation.