Lima, la capitale del Perù, ospiterà oggi una riunione di emergenza dei ministri degli Esteri delle nazioni americane per discutere la situazione in Venezuela a seguito della recente votazione sull'assemblea costituente del paese. Secondo il ministro dell'Interno peruviano Carlos Basombrio, i rappresentanti di 18 stati, tra cui l'Argentina, il Brasile, il Canada, il Cile, la Colombia, il Costa Rica, il Guatemala, l'Honduras, il Messico, il Panama e il Paraguay, dovrebbero partecipare all'incontro, convocato dal governo peruviano. Al centro dei colloqui, le azioni comuni da intraprendere in merito all'assemblea nazionale costituente del Venezuela, considerata da molti paesi dell'America latina come un organismo illegittimo, che mette in pericolo la democrazia del Venezuela.

Peru's capital of Lima will host on Tuesday an emergency meeting of the American nations' foreign ministers to discuss the situation in Venezuela in the wake of the recent vote on the country's Constituent Assembly. According to Peruvian Interior Minister Carlos Basombrio, representatives of 18 states, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and Paraguay are expected to take part in the meeting, convened by the Peruvian government. The top diplomats will discuss the course of joint actions regarding Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly, considered by many Latin American countries as illegitimate body, posing a threat to Venezuela's democracy. On July 30, Venezuela held election of members of the Constituent Assembly, a new legislative body with the power to amend the constitution. The election was held amid mass protests in the country that have resulted in 10 deaths on the election day and over 110 deaths since early April. On August 1, following the election of the assembly, Venezuela's key opposition figures Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma were seized from their homes by the Venezuelan police. The actions of the Venezuelan authorities have been strongly criticized by a number of countries, including the Latin American nations, Spain, the United States and the European Union.