Thursday, March 30, 2017

Peru recalls ambassador to Venezuela, condemns move by top court

Peru said on Thursday that it was recalling its ambassador to Venezuela and condemned the recent decision by Venezuela's Supreme Court to take over the functions of Congress as a "flagrant breach of democratic order."

Peru's Foreign Affairs Ministry added in a statement that it has started consultations with other members of the Organization of American States to discuss urgent measures to preserve democracy in Venezuela.

The pro-government court in Venezuela, which has previously annulled most of the legislature's decisions since the opposition won a majority in 2015, said late on Wednesday that it was taking over congressional functions ....