Guyana looking on with concern at Venezuela – Greenidge

As the situation in Venezuela worsens, Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge says that Guyana and other CARICOM states are looking on with concern.

Speaking with Stabroek News at Parliament last week Greenidge noted that the 545-member constituent assembly and the problems generated by its installation are “part and parcel of wider concerns.” This assembly has been widely condemned as an attack on democracy, several countries have publicly declared their opposition to its establishment and the South American trading block MERCOSUR has suspended Venezuela indefinitely.

“We are in a region that has been looking at this matter. As the only CARICOM state to share a border with Venezuela we cannot be unaware or blind to these developments,” he said adding that Guyana is most concerned about “those things which lead to violence and undermine legislative effectiveness.”….