Canada joins international officials in Colombia to discuss Venezuela
InternationalNewsPolitics Feb 26, 2019 Clement Goh
Canadian and U.S. officials are meeting with Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido in Bogota today.
The assembly comes after a weekend of violent protests in Venezuela, CNN reports.
Two aid trucks were reportedly set ablaze while authorities clashed with protesters near Colombia’s border.
According to Thomson Reuters, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is joining U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to address their concerns to the Lima Group – a body of 12 countries working to solve diplomatic tensions in Venezuela.
The Lima Group is also looking to discuss the current position of Nicholas Maduro, the country’s current president accused of blocking aid with the help of government troops and gangs.
Troops clashed with local protesters gathering aid from convoys.
Two individuals were killed and over hundreds were injured in the latest round of demonstrations on Saturday, The Associated Press reported.