Faced with a rising tide of popular discontent and pressure from the US and Mexico, the OAS looks to chastise a belligerent Venezuela which accused the member nations of being “lapdogs of imperialism”.
Nicolas Maduro slammed the US-based website after many government-linked accounts were suspended, urged citizens to flood the service in retaliation.
Chief state prosecutor Luisa Ortega stunned the crisis-hit country in March when she lambasted the Supreme Court for annulling the powers of the opposition-led National Assembly.
A renewed wave of protests was sparked by a Supreme Court move to assume the powers of the opposition-led Congress and by barring Henrique Capriles from public office
Venezuelan President Maduro is opposing calls for a constitutional mid-term referendum while the country suffers an economic crisis, including a recession and the world’s highest inflation rate.