Statement by the Lima Group on the serious events that occurred on January 13, 2019 in Venezuela
“The governments of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Saint Lucia, after the serious events that occurred today in Venezuela:
- Condemn the arbitrary detention of the President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, by the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service – SEBIN, this morning.
- Express their strongest rejection of any action that affects the physical integrity of the members of the National Assembly of Venezuela, their families and collaborators, and any pressure or coercion that prevents the full and normal exercise of their powers as an organ constitutionally and legitimately elected in Venezuela.”
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