Most members of Lima Group regional bloc back Venezuela's Guaido

by Reuters
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 22:36 GMT

OTTAWA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Most members of the Lima Group regional bloc of the Americas, which is pushing for democratic reforms in Venezuela, said on Wednesday they supported opposition leader Juan Guaido after he declared himself interim president.

In a statement, 11 of the 14 members said they supported the start of a democratic transition in Venezuela "in order to hold new elections, in the shortest time."

Mexico, which has said it continues to recognize President Nicolas Maduro, did not sign the document. (Reporting by David Ljunggren, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)

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