This is a matter, not for the OAS, but the people of Trinidad and Tobago

Venezuelans seeking refugee status in Trinidad (File Photo)

By Peter Richards

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government Wednesday criticized the international community, most notably the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees(UNCHR), after 16 Venezuelan nationals, including children, deported last weekend, returned to the island late Tuesday.

In a strongly-worded statement, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said his administration was not surprised at the unfolding situation given that the OAS “under its misguided (Secretary-General) President (Luis) Almagro has been almost singlehandedly responsible for triggering and fueling the current Venezuelan situation.”

He said that these public officials have virtually declared war on Trinidad and Tobago for having the “temerity to have not joined Elliot Abrams and President (Donald) Trump in forcing violent regime change in Venezuela.


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