Latin Americans condemn Trump over ‘military response‘
The South American trading bloc Mercosur has condemned President Trump for saying he was considering military action in the Venezuela crisis.
Argentina said dialogue and diplomacy were the only ways to promote democracy in Venezuela. Venezuela’s foreign minister said Trump’s words had been hostile and disrespectful and risked destabilizing Latin America.
Violent demonstrations since April have left more than 120 people dead. President Nicolas Maduro’s new constituent assembly – which can re-write the constitution and could override the opposition-controlled parliament has been widely criticized as anti-democratic.