Leaders from several Latin American nations call for action against Maduro

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 7:05 AM PT — Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Leaders from several Latin American nations recently came together to call for action against the Maduro regime. During a meeting in New York on Monday, member nations of the so-called ‘Rio Treaty’ voted in favor of placing additional sanctions against the Venezuelan government.
The 16 countries also agreed to launch an investigation into embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his senior government officials. According to the resolution, if found guilty those in his cabinet could face the possibility of extradition. This comes amid accusations of criminal activity and human rights abuses by the Maduro regime.

Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo delivers a statement to members of the media during his meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Department of State in Washington, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
“The magnitude of the crisis in Venezuela includes clear and increasing elements that challenge peace and security in our region,” stated Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo. “The Venezuelan dictatorship has opened its territory to guerrilla and terrorist groups and to all kinds of transnational organized crime.”
The ‘Rio Treaty’ was created back in 1947 as means of a mutual defense pact for nations in the Western Hemisphere.

Rio Treaty nations agree to extra #sanctions against #Venezuela govt. pic.twitter.com/ZqDuZvpDNB
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