US, LatAm nations warn Venezuela over prez poll Apr 16, 2018 0 228 12345 AFPLimaThe United States and more than a dozen Latin American countries on Saturday warned Venezuela its presidential election next month would be seen as illegitimate by the region unless it restored democratic standards.The May 20 poll would be"void of legitimacy and credibility"if it went ahead under current conditions, the nations said in a joint declaration released at a Summit of the Americas in Peru.Venezuela's opposition says President Nicolas Maduro has prepared a rigged snap election to deliver him a new mandate and tighten his hold over his economically devastated country.US Vice President Mike Pence, representing America at the summit, said the election was a"sham.""The US is prepared to continue to bring all pressure to bear, working with our allies,"to restore democracy in Venezuela, he told reporters.The joint statement was signed by the US and the 16-nation Lima Group which counts Latin America's biggest economies, including Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.Canada, whose Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed extreme concern over Venezuela's situation during remarks at the close of the summit, is also part of the group. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES More snow, rain and winds to hit US South, Midwest and Plains Apr 16, 2018 0 1965 Voter support for jailed Lula drops in Brazil presidential race: Poll Apr 16, 2018 0 263 Trump lashes out at ex-FBI chief in new Twitter attack Apr 16, 2018 0 221 Porn star Daniels to attend Trump lawyer's hearing Reuters New York Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels will attend a court hearing in New York on Monday for U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, Daniels'lawyer said on Sunday. Daniels, .. US lawyer dies after setting himself on fire in protest AFP Washington A prominent American lawyer and gay rights activist has died after setting himself on fire at a New York park to protest damage being done to the planet, according to US media reports. David Buckel, 60, was .. 'Canada PM to act on pipeline crisis soon' Reuters OTTAWA The head of a Canadian province opposed to a planned pipeline expansion on Sunday met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for crisis talks and said Trudeau had made clear he would act soon to ensure the project .. Guatemala votes on border row to be referred to ICJ AFP Guatemala City Guatemalan voters were being called out Sunday to decide whether the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should rule on a border dispute with neighboring Belize whose roots go back more than 200 .. Former first lady Barbara Bush 'in failing health' AFP Washington Former US first lady Barbara Bush is in"failing health"after a series of hospitalizations and"has decided not to seek additional medical treatment,"her husband's office said in a statement ..