SAN SALVADOR (Sputnik) – The Government of Peru announced the formal incorporation of Haiti into the so-called Lima Group, just a week after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the issue in Jamaica with representatives of that and others Caribbean nations
“Following a request made by the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Haiti, and with a letter from the Foreign Minister of Peru, Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, in his capacity as coordinator, that country was formally incorporated as a member of the Lima Group,” the Foreign Ministry published. from Peru in its official Twitter social network account.
After a request made by the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Haiti, and with a letter from the Foreign Minister of Peru @GMeza_Cuadra in its capacity as coordinator, that country was formally incorporated as a member of the Lima Group.
– Foreign Ministry Peru🇵🇪 (@CancilleriaPeru) January 28, 2020
According to the message, Haiti thus joins the efforts to achieve a “peaceful, democratic and constitutional” solution to the situation in Venezuela, through “free, fair and transparent” general elections.
The alignment of Haiti to the policy promoted by Washington against the government of Nicolás Maduro comes just a week after Jamaica did, despite the traditional support of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to the democratic government of Venezuela.
Haiti takes a year affected by government protests unleashed by the depreciation of the local currency (gourde) and other corruption scandals for which citizens claim the resignation of President Jovenel Moise.
The Lima Group was created in 2017 to make block decisions regarding Venezuela, ignores the Government of Maduro, recognizes the opposition deputy Juan Guaidó as “president in charge,” and has the endorsement of Washington.