National Newswatch

Canada would oppose U.S. military intervention in an increasingly tense Venezuela and is pushing for a peaceful transition to democracy with new presidential elections, the federal government says.

The Canadian government and its Lima Group allies – 13 North and South American countries, excluding the U.S. – will gather in Ottawa on Monday and discuss ways the international community can bolster Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido. The group opposes socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whose 2018 victory is widely disputed after opposition groups were blocked from participating.

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