OAS Permanent Council Resolution on Venezuela

oas-logoThe 34 members of the Organization of American States, after 10 hours of discussion agreed on a statement and recommendation on the situation of Venezuela which emphasizes dialogue in search of a solution to the problems in Venezuela. This is in contrast with the interventionist approach taken by its Secretary General Luis Almagro. The decision was reached on June 1st., a day after Almagro’s move to call on the so-called OAS Democratic Charter which could mean the expulsion of Venezuela from the organization. Following is the official agreement.
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Venezuela Solidarity Committee Launched in Boston


Boston-area activists founded the Venezuela Solidarity Committee on March 5, 2016 at a meeting at Encuentro 5 in downtown Boston. The new group will support self-determination and the rights of all historically oppressed peoples in Venezuela and oppose any form of US intervention. In addition to serving as a media resource, activities will include education, lobbying, sister-city programs and campaigns such as supporting the CITGO Heating Oil Assistance Program.
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