August 18, 2017 / 9:59 PM / in a year

Mercosur refuses to recognise acts of Venezuela's new assembly

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The full members of South American trade bloc Mercosur on Friday condemned Venezuela’s new legislative superbody for trying to usurp the National Assembly’s responsibilities, according to a statement released by Brazil’s Foreign Ministry.

According to the statement, Mercosur founding members Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay will not recognise any measures taken by Venezuela’s new constituent assembly.

Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; editing by Diane Craft

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