Sixty-six Venezuelan civil society groups published a statement calling on their peers in the region to speak out for democracy and human rights in Venezuela (here in English, here in Spanish).

They warn against being swayed by breezy offers of “dialogue,” suggesting that such an effort would need to have a clear agenda, timetable and set of rules.

We “urge our peers from the continent to advocate for serious negotiations with deadlines, agenda and guarantees, which serves to build a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis, within the framework of the Bolivarian Constitution of 1999.”