Venezuela walks out of Americas summit in Mexico

CANCUN: Venezuelan Foreign Minister has left a meeting of regional diplomats to discuss the political crisis in the South American country on Monday, while a 17-year-old demonstrator against the government was shot dead by security forces during Another day of violent clashes.
The meeting of the Organization of American States takes place in the Mexican resort of Cancun failed again to approve a resolution that would have supported against some of the most radical actions of the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.
The United States, Mexico, Canada and several South American countries issued a statement expressing their “disappointment” in the vote for the second time in a month, dropped a few votes from a two-thirds majority of 34 member countries needed for their approval.
“What can we say to the sick, who do not find drugs?” Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on the back, referring to the shortage of drugs experienced by Venezuelans.
During the meeting, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, to protest the Maduro government. The protesters chanted “Who are we? Venezuela! What do we want? Freedom! ”
Amid clashes on the main road in Caracas, Fabian Urbina, 17, died as a result of a gunshot wound to his chest. Several others were also shot.
In a harsh reprimand to the security forces in which Maduro has tried to crush the protests, Interior Minister Nestor Reverol, accused of excessive force of the National Guard of the shots, saying that the troops fired the crowd would be responsible.
The criticism came after the mobile phone video circulates on social networks that show that national guards participating in a blatant violation of the rules against the use of firearms to control demonstrations.
Several diplomats have referred to the increase in violence in the streets of Caracas. But it was not enough to convince enough countries, especially the Caribbean countries that have long relied on shipments of cheap oil from Venezuela, to take a stronger position against Maduro.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez took the attack on the meeting and said more OAS members who did not give the name planned to follow the example of Venezuela and to withdraw from the Washington-based group, putting pressure on the socialist government of Hold elections in a timely manner, free political prisoners and a company to rewrite its constitution.
“We not only do not recognize this meeting, but we do not recognize a resulting resolution,” Rodriguez said.
Some countries have expressed hope at Monday’s meeting that they were close to a kind of declaration to end the increasingly bloody political conflicts in Venezuela that have left at least 70 people dead and more than 1,300 injured. However, the special session on Venezuela ended without resolution has been approved.
What has failed to obtain enough votes, is a relatively formulated proposal to call on Maduro to “reconsider” a call to an assembly to rewrite the constitution. The proposal received 20 votes in favor, five against and eight abstentions. Venezuela is considered as lacking.

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