Canada plans to convene Lima Group meeting on Venezuelas future sources

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada is planning to host a meeting of countries from the Americas determined to steer troubled Venezuela back on a path to democracy.Sources tell The Canadian Press the gathering of the Lima Group of nations is likely to take place in Canada within the next month.Word of the plan comes a day after the group expressed full support for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.Guaido declared himself interim president just two weeks after Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a contested second term.Canada has accused Maduro of seizing power through fraudulent, anti-democratic elections in May of last year.Global Affairs Canada is advising people to avoid non-essential travel to Venezuela due to the high level of violent crime, the unstable political and economic situations, and shortages of medication, food and water.The Canadian Presslast_img

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