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Ottawa, Feb 20 (Canadian-Media): Lima Group meeting comprising a gathering of foreign ministers from the coalition of Western Hemisphere countries is being hosted by Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne Thursday at the Canadian Museum of History across the Ottawa River from Parliament Hill to solve the Venezuela crisis, media reports said.
Francois-Philippe Champagne. Image credit: Twitter handle
Venezuela had been under constant pressure for a new presidential election with an aim to oust the country's dictator president, Nicolas Maduro.
The opposition legislator Juan Guaido had been recognized by Canada and dozens of other countries as Venezuela's legitimate leader, and view Maduro as an illegitimate president.
Guaido is not expected to be at the meeting.
The meeting with Lima Group was last hosted one year ago in a call to Venezuela's military to peacefully switch sides, but that never happened.