Venezuela's Maduro tells OAS head Almagro to ''shove the democratic charter wherever it fits'' after Almagro pushes for referendum on Caracas. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
With the Organization of American States raising doubts about Venezuela's leadership -- President Nicholas Madura is fighting back. OAS head Luis Almagro called an urgent meeting to discuss whether Venezuela is violating basic democratic principles, paving the way for a vote that could suspend it from the regional diplomatic body. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) NICOLAS MADURO, PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA, SAYING: "I suggest you put this democratic charter in a very thin tube and find a better use for it, Mr. Almagro. You can shove that democratic charter wherever it fits." The OAS suspended communist-ruled Cuba between 1962-2009. Havana has not returned. Like Venezuela, it believes the OAS answers to Washington.