On Monday, president Luis Guillermo Solís warned that it would be “a tragedy” for the most radical forces to impose themselves in Venezuela and drag it into a civil war, insisting on a “political exit” to the crisis.
There has been widespread concern about the deterioration of Venezuelan politics and the violence that has been unleashed on the streets and the dead that unfortunately add up every day,”
said Solís during a breakfast in Madrid, where he is on an official visit.
The only solution one can hope for is a political one… it would be a tragedy that a self-coup emerges in one way or another, and that the most radical forces succeed in imposing themselves and placing Venezuela in a civil war.”
Since April, Venezuela has been the scene of opposition protests to demand general elections as a solution to the country’s acute political and economic crisis, which have degenerated into riots and violence, with up to now 36 dead and hundreds of wounded and arrests.
We must continue to bet on the dialogue between the opposition and the government of Nicolás Maduro,”
said Solís before clarifying that this mechanism cannot take place with political prisoners, without adequate conditions for Congress to regain its sovereignty, or in a climate of tension.
Solís lamented that Venezuela has begun its departure from the Organization of American States (OAS), where Costa Rica integrated a group of countries that called a meeting of foreign ministers to evaluate its crisis.
The Costa Rican president began his first official visit to Spain on Monday. He will meet with the Spanish head of government, Mariano Rajoy, and King Felipe VI, as well as with businessmen.