Venezuela’s embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, said he is convening the Constituent Assembly in a bid to fight a “fascist” takeover. The opposition called the move a “coup” and a “scam,” calling on supporters to take to the streets.
Washington is losing its weight in the international arena and this makes it target Russia and Venezuela, as well as attempt to curtail China’s growth, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told RT's Spanish-language channel in an exclusive interview.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is willing to work with Venezuela in order to address problems and improve relations. He also added that he is keen to find “areas of common ground” between the two countries.
This week regional leaders from 35 Latin American and Caribbean nations meet at the Seventh Summit of the Americas. The meeting in Panama will be a historical encounter ending the 50-year exclusion of Cuba from the Organization of American States.
The Summit of the Americas, being held this year in Panama, is a reminder that contrary to what many in the US like to think, the United States constitutes just one of many nations on the American continent.