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Brazil, Unasur full support for Maduro & question Capriles attitude; US and OAS more cautious

Tuesday, April 16th 2013 - 02:43 UTC
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Despite opposition protests demanding a ballot recount, congratulations are pouring in for Venezuela’s proclaimed President Nicolas Maduro: Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Cuba, Unasur, although the OAS and the US have adopted a more cautious attitude. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    “Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Cuba”

    Well now that these bastions of democracy have spoken the matter should be laid to rest!


    Apr 16th, 2013 - 06:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rylang23

    Ah yes, “caution” reigns in that “former bastion of democracy”, (a nod to Anglotino above) the US of Amerika. No surprises there. Let me see....... how many democracies around Latin America (let alone the rest of the world) have US governments overthrown? Let me count the ways:

    Like I said..... no surprises there. Take a look at the list, Trolls, and see what your masters are continuing to do. With your support, by the way.

    Apr 16th, 2013 - 10:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    I must get a different version of Mercopress to others because I didn't see any mention of the US overthrowing the Venezuelan government. Didn't see any mention of the US inciting an overthrow. I didn't see the US saying there was fraud or non acceptance of the vote.

    I did see two non-democracies, Russia and Cuba, accept the results without qualification. Seems democracy should be applauded in other countries but just not their own. I also saw 3 other countries with leaders that prefer to destroy civil society institutions instead of build them. Would they support a recount if the tables were turned?

    Interesting that the OAS isn't criticised by rylang23. But then a conspiracy is easier to believe than to question the spoon that is straight in front of you.

    A recount is normal in a close race. If Maduro and his supporters such a rylang23 are so sure of the result, then why are they so afraid of a recount?

    A recount is not a coup, it is democracy in action.

    Apr 16th, 2013 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Baxter

    As was to be expected the “ leftie ” group promptly approved the election results while the old fashioned democracies called for a full recount .Which is common sense in the circumstances , such a narrow victory margin .

    Apr 16th, 2013 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    How strange that rylang23 should be fearful of a recount in the Venezuelan election whereas the most affected by such a recount, Mr. Maduro, is not scared of one.

    Perhaps rylang23 knows something that the rest of us do not!!!!!!!

    Apr 16th, 2013 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    With a recount, you guys means like what happened in Florida 2000?
    Would that satisfy you lot?

    It surely did back then...

    Apr 17th, 2013 - 12:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    So you are saying your support what happened in 2000?

    You support the election of Bush because there wasn't a recount?

    Please make up your mind. Are recounts good or bad? Or they good in the US or bad in Venezuela? Or is stopping a recount a good thing as it was with Bush? Or is it a potentially bad thing for Maduro.

    Was the US Supreme Court right to stop the recount? Or wasn't it? Or is Maduro acting like Bush now?

    Very hard to actually get an opinion out of you.

    Apr 17th, 2013 - 01:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    All Im saying is

    “Sort your own crap before pointing fingers, you delusional hypocrites”

    or something like that...

    Apr 17th, 2013 - 02:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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