RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Venezuela's authoritarian government under President Nicolás Maduro has once again invited the European Union and also the United Nations as "international observers and monitors" of the controversial parliamentary elections planned for December. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Wednesday shared on Twitter a letter sent to UN Secretary General António Guterres and EU Foreign Affairs Commissioner Josep Borrell. The letter described the comprehensive safeguards for the parliamentary elections.
The EU reacted very cautiously when invited a few weeks ago and said that the conditions for a transparent election process were not in place. However . . .