2/5/2019 – Reuters
Mexico’s government said on Tuesday it is not defending Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro after European nations, the United States and others recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country’s legitimate head of state.
“We don’t defend Maduro or his regime, nor are we taking a political position, we want there to be dialogue,” Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said in an interview with local television. “We’re not taking sides, everyone can have their point of view.”
Major European countries on Monday joined most members of the Lima Group, including Argentina, Brazil and Canada, supporting Guaido as interim Venezuelan leader and calling for free elections.