Lima Group Statement on Venezuela

August 8, 2018

(unofficial translation)

The governments of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru, members of the Lima Group, urge the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to conduct an independent, exhaustive, transparent and impartial investigation into the events of August 4, during the 81st anniversary of the establishment of the Bolivarian National Guard, with full respect for the rule of law and human rights.

In view of the recent repressive actions undertaken against members of the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the signatories to the statement:

The governments of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru reiterating that only Venezuelans can find a solution to the grave crisis affecting their country, reaffirm their commitment to continue taking actions and initiatives aimed at contributing to the restoration of democratic institutions, respect for human rights and the rule of law in Venezuela.

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