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Maduro was responding to a call by OAS head Luis Almagro for an emergency meeting of the hemisphere’s governments to evaluate Venezuela’s democratic credentials. Almagro recently called the Venezuelan leader a “petty dictator.”
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights blames its financial troubles on the reluctance of governments to fund work that exposes abuse. Some governments say the commission has become too political.
The rise in tension comes after the Belizean security forces killed a 13-year-old Guatemalan boy. The OAS has urged both countries to seek a peaceful solution.
After a UN-backed commission revealed evidence that forced Guatemala's president to resign, Honduran President Juan Hernandez said he's requested a similar body at home, amid protests against his government.