US calls for resignation of Maduro

The government of President Donald Trump called  for the resignation of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

“For the safety of all the people of Latin America, it is time for Maduro to resign,” US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said during a speech on the region.

“I’m not sure how we’ll make that possible but I do know we can not stop,” he said after his speech, during a conference organized by the Council of the Americas. “We have to keep isolating Maduro until he gives up.”

Haley added that the inhabitants of the South American country are “involuntary victims of a criminal narco-state” and held that the elections of May 20, in which Maduro will seek re-election, will be fraudulent if they lack independent observers.

The Venezuelan Embassy has not responded for the moment to a message that was left in search of comments.

On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence urged the 35 OAS member states to suspend Venezuela.

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