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UN Refuses to Take Sides in Venezuela Crisis

January 25, 2019

Over the decades, the United Nations has tackled some of the world’s biggest humanitarian crises and many say the situation in Venezuela is no different. Washington has called for the UN Security Council to hold a special session on Venezuela on Saturday. But for the UN, this remains a sovereign matter and so far it’s not taking sides. "This is the kind of crisis that can make the UN relevant or irrelevant," Guillermo Zubillaga, head of AS/COA's Venezuela Working Group says. As more nations side with Juan Guaidó, Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher explains the difficulties facing the UN.