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Mercosur condemns violence in Venezuela and calls for dialogue

Monday, February 17th 2014 - 09:54 UTC
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Mercosur country members, in an official release rejected all acts of violence and condemned the destabilization attempts against the government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Read full article

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  • Klingon

    May as well use that statement as toilet paper.
    Sooner the Maduro thugs are thrown out, the better!
    I fear it will get much worse than better, since Hugo supplied all his chavistas with AK47's.

    Feb 17th, 2014 - 10:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JoseAngeldeMonterrey

    Mercosur didn´t mention the repression of public protesters and freedom of expression and the deterioration of liberties in Venezuela? I am not surprised. Mercosur demonstrates its irrelevance once again. That´s why is doom to fail.

    Feb 17th, 2014 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 1 Klingon

    Don't know about that but the famous photo of an old biddy (must have been 80YO) in camo uniform was carrying a FN SLR.

    Feb 17th, 2014 - 11:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    I just wonder what the correct situation to achieve is when the “government” wants one thing and the “people” want something different?

    Let's offer some options;
    1) People vote for and elect a “government”. “Government” gets on and does whatever it likes;
    2) People vote for and elect a “government”. “Government” gets on and does whatever the people want;
    3) People vote for and elect a “government”. For the most part, “government” gets on and does whatever the people want. On occasion, “government” thinks that the people are wrong. It tries to persuade them, presenting ALL the facts. Then it asks the people again. THEN it does as it's told.

    Which one should Venezuela, indeed the whole of latam, choose?

    By the way, doesn't “Bolivarian Revolution” sound wonderful? Of course, Bolivar was actually a dictator. He didn't believe in the U.S. governmental system for South America. He believed in lifelong dictatorships. So did Chavez!

    Feb 17th, 2014 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @4, well put.
    Now, to the Mercosur release : ”Member states from Mercosur “repudiate all kind of violence and intolerance which pretends to attack democracy and its institutions, and reiterates its strong commitment with the full exercise of democratic institutions in the Bolivarian republic of Venezuela“. Quite meaningless. How do the Member States justify their defence of the blatant Venezuelan dictatorship ? When Chavez took over, democracy ended. Also, when the Mercosur block expelled Paraguay in 2012 (for legally destituting wannabe dictator and paedophile Fernando Lugo), and accepted the Chavez tyranny, they just proved they are not worth a bucket of s**t.

    Feb 20th, 2014 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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