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Venezuela: Bikers ride through Caracas in support of Maduro02:12

Venezuela: Bikers ride through Caracas in support of Maduro

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
June 1, 2016 at 00:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of motorcyclists drove through Caracas, Tuesday, in support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the parade culminated in a rally in which Maduro took to the stage, denouncing a call for country's suspension from the Organisation of American States (OAS).

Uruguay's ex-Foreign Minister and current OAS head, Luis Almagro, activated the so-called 'Democratic Charter' which authorised him to call for an emergency meeting of OAS regional governments. Almagro said his move was based on "grave alterations of democratic order" in Venezuela.

Speaking in front of the presidential residence Miraflores Palace, Maduro stated that Almagro "presented a document calling for intervention in Venezuela from the outside and this empty shell called 'Democratic Charter' to be applied, in order to open the gates to a 'gringo' intervention in Venezuela."

The country could be suspended from the organisation if two-thirds of its 34 member states vote for such a decision. The emergency meeting is set to be held at some point between June 10 and 20.

Venezuela: Bikers ride through Caracas in support of Maduro02:12
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Hundreds of motorcyclists drove through Caracas, Tuesday, in support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the parade culminated in a rally in which Maduro took to the stage, denouncing a call for country's suspension from the Organisation of American States (OAS).

Uruguay's ex-Foreign Minister and current OAS head, Luis Almagro, activated the so-called 'Democratic Charter' which authorised him to call for an emergency meeting of OAS regional governments. Almagro said his move was based on "grave alterations of democratic order" in Venezuela.

Speaking in front of the presidential residence Miraflores Palace, Maduro stated that Almagro "presented a document calling for intervention in Venezuela from the outside and this empty shell called 'Democratic Charter' to be applied, in order to open the gates to a 'gringo' intervention in Venezuela."

The country could be suspended from the organisation if two-thirds of its 34 member states vote for such a decision. The emergency meeting is set to be held at some point between June 10 and 20.

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