This week’s Summit of the Americas, which opens on Saturday in Cartagena, Colombia, may well be Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s last. Right now, though, there’s no guarantee that whoever, or whatever, succeeds Chavez will necessarily bring a change for the better.
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa echoed Bolivian President Evo Morales’s call for reform of the Organization of American States at the group’s annual meeting today, Bolivian state media Patria Nueva reported.
Venezuelan government and opposition supporters held rival marches today in Caracas after President Nicolas Maduro rejected any mediation by the Organization of American States and cut diplomatic and commercial ties with Panama.
The Organization of American States may vote to restore Honduras next month as a member of the regional group after the Central American nation agreed to ensure the safe return of former President Manuel Zelaya .