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Could Canada’s Justin Trudeau Serve as the Next Mediator in Venezuela’s Crisis?

By: Karina Martín - Jun 13, 2017, 10:47 am
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Pictured: Foreign Minister of Peru Ricardo Luna. (Twitter)

EspañolPeru’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna has suggested that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau serve as a possible “mediator” of the crisis in Venezuela.

According to Luna, Trudeau could preside over the international arbitration commission to “preserve democracy” in Venezuela, proposed by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Luna’s main reasoning for making the suggestion was, he said, that Trudeau is currently holding a “global power role.”

In addition, the foreign minister said that “it is not necessary to obsess” over the idea that the Venezuelan crisis will be solved by the intervention of the Organization of American States. In his opinion, the idea of creating a “contact group” composed of several countries seeking to resolve the situation could also prove effective.

 

Peru President Kuczynski, also known as PPK,  has proposed an arbitration process for the political, economic and social crisis in Venezuela that will avoid a “blood bath.”

“If nothing is done,” warned PPK, “we will end up with a bloodbath, we will have a (migratory) invasion in Cúcuta on the border with Colombia, we will have people arriving in Curacao in boats.”

PPK made it clear that it would not be an interference but rather “an arbitration mechanism” to preserve democracy, “nothing more.”

According to the PPK , the priority is to secure the release of all political prisoners in Venezuela. Without that, he said, there is no chance at dialogue.

“If you do that, which is a very high priority, I think, three countries that are friends of democracy can appoint some advisers and three countries on the other side can also name people. Cuba, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Peru, Chile, Colombia or Brazil. And that should be done as an arbitration,” he said.

Sources: El Comercio; El Nacional; El Carabobeño.

Karina Martín Karina Martín

Karina Martín is a Venezuelan reporter with the PanAm Post based in Valencia. She holds a bachelor's degree in Modern Languages from the Arturo Michelena University.

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