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Uruguay, Mexico Unveil Four-Step Proposal on Venezuela Crisis

Al-Manar | February 7, 2019

Uruguay and Mexico on Wednesday unveiled a four-step proposal to end the political crisis in Venezuela.

The “Montevideo Mechanism” was announced by Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa and his Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard at a press conference in the Uruguayan capital one day before Montevideo is set to host an international meeting on Venezuela.

The first step calls for immediate dialogue to create conditions for direct contact between Venezuela’s ruling socialist party and President Nicolas Maduro on the one hand and the right-wing opposition led by self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido on the other, Novoa said.

That would be followed by a negotiation phase, a commitments phase, and a finally implementation phase, according to Novoa.

The proposal did not insist on holding snap presidential elections as the opposition had been demanding.

“If we ask for elections at such a moment, we are imposing conditions that hinder dialogue,” said Novoa.

Uruguay and Mexico have also proposed three prominent regional figures to advance the mechanism: ex-president of the Inter-American Development Bank Enrique Iglesias, former Mexican foreign affairs secretary and former judge of the International Court of Justice Bernardo Sepulveda, and Ibero-American Secretary General Rebeca Grynspan, a Costa Rican economist and former United Nations under-secretary-general.

February 7, 2019 - Posted by | Aletho News | ,

2 Comments »

  1. I’m sure the proposal is out of the goodness of their hearts. Why would Venezuela’s ruling party and the President of Venezuela accept equal footing in any discussion with an entity who possesses no status except as interloper, an interloper appointed by a third or fourth party that holds even less status than the interloper Guaido?

    Comment by Rich | February 7, 2019 | Reply

  2. Mr Maduro was elected legitimately by the Venezuelan people, Just like Hugo Chavez was(until he was ‘eliminated’ by an American ‘Jackal’), from the CIA…..The USA has no legitimate reason to interfere in Venezuela’s democracy(especially while they continue to rail against Russia for interfering in the USA’s).

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | February 7, 2019 | Reply


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