Trinidad and Tobago has called for the removal of Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, over his non-neutral position on the political situation in Venezuela and warned the 15-member CARICOM grouping of the possibility of destroying “itself as an honest broker with respect to any involvement in assistance to Venezuela and its internal problems”.

“Trinidad and Tobago registered a strong objection to the behaviour of the OAS leadership…,” Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley told a news conference yesterday on his return from an official two-day visit to Chile.

He said Port of Spain had taken objection to Almagro, because of the “very derogatory manner” in which he had engaged Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro.

Almagro, an attorney and a former Uruguayan diplomat and politician has called for the suspension of Venezuela from the Washington-based group unless general elections are held soon to break a political impasse that he said is destroying the country’s democracy.

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