Peru FM said "civil war" fears for Venezuela

10 August 2017

Peru's Foreign Minister Ricardo Luna said on Wednesday that the international community is increasingly isolating President Nicolas Maduro amidst fears that a civil war could emerge in the OPEC nation.

PERU FOREIGN MINISTER, RICARDO LUNA said  "Our fear is that you really have a low intensity civil war which would produce a humanitarian crisis of great proportions. This is not necessarily going to happen, and it's not easy to compare it to major crisis such as the one we have in Syria, but it is a large country, it's a complex situation, it's something that's been building in time."

Latin American nations have called for early elections to resolve political deadlock in Venezuela. Neighbouring countries fear an evolving humanitarian situation amongst 30 million citizens could spark wider regional crisis.