The International Contact Group — made up of 11 countries, including Costa Rica — issued a call for free presidential elections to be held in Venezuela as a peaceful solution to the nation’s crisis.
An international meeting to negotiate a solution to the Venezuelan crisis was set to open Thursday in Montevideo as President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó sparred over allowing humanitarian aid into the crisis-wracked country.
European and Latin American countries that form an "international contact group" hoping to end Venezuela's political crisis will hold their first meeting in Montevideo on Thursday, the joint hosts announced Sunday.
In a video posted on Twitter, the 35-year-old opposition leader Guaido announced a two-hour strike on Wednesday "to demand that the armed forces side with the people."
Costa Rica recognizes Juan Guaidó as President of Venezuela; Maduro severs ties with US, expels diplomats
Costa Rica recognized Juan Guaidó as the president of Venezuela. Guaidó , head of Venezuela’s national assembly, declared himself acting president of Venezuela on Wednesday during a mass opposition rally against Nicolas Maduro.