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Unasur ready to help Venezuela organize a “major social pact” to overcome the current situation

Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 04:16 UTC
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Venezuela needs a 'major social agreement' to adjust its economy and overcome the current and persistent political conflicts in the country, said Ernesto Samper, chairman of Unasur (Union of South American Nations) during a visit to Brasilia. Read full article

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  • Anglotino

    Sure. Let's totally ignore the real problem.

    If only all Venezuelans would hold hands and sing kumbaya!

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 05:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    All they do is talk, nothing will change, I think they like hearing their own voices. Alltogether now
    Kumbaya, Kumbaya

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 09:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 313toBioBio

    Zimbabwe inflation, armed militants attacking the small middle class that still exists. A socialist dream. Michael Moore, Sean Penn and Bono have accomplished their mission. What's left to talk about? The government invades appliance stores, kills the opposition and throws lawmakers out of congress.

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Too little. Too late.
    The socialists refuse to listen to anyone else and simply want total control of the country. They want no dissent and absolute power. UNASUR will be waiting at that open door for a while.

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Venezuela doesn't need a quote “a major social agreement to adjust its economy and overcome the current and persistent political conflicts in the country”
    It needs Chavismo to go. They are a Statetist ellite. They are not going to give anyone power in fact they are already at war with each other.

    The Colombo- Venezuelan border is one of the most smuggled in the world http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1739791-frontera-caliente-entre-venezuela-y-colombia-paraiso-del-contrabando

    I guess that in other words, Brazil (UNASUR's boss) throwing money at Vzla to keep things going on a minimum ?? I dont see how else they can “help”.

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    There are no easy answers. Currently Venezuela is doomed. Too many of the underclass still believe in the lies and myths of the 'revolution'. The deification of Chavez has gone from ludicrous to frightening. Prayers are said to him, people have tattoos of him and the quite frankly disturbing 'eyes' graffiti is government sponsored.
    The State Elite are getting filthy and illegally rich on the back of the ones they keep indoctrinated and impoverished.
    I really can't see any light at the moment. My only advice to Venezuelans is to get out if you can. If you can't. Then at least try to get out of the main cities.

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    That is why Argentina has somewhat of a chance in the mid term unlike Venezuela. There is no Massa or Macri that can come along and Maduro clearly won by massive fraud last year.

    My concern is what do you do with the K Statist ellite structure that runs the country once any of them climb to power, or either you replace them or they shift to your banners, hence the corruption and bureaucracy and their web of contacts remains in control.

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Does this mean more money for the MAD urine drinker to salt away? Or does he have to use some of it printing leaflets to tell Venezuelans how lucky they are? Nah. What can they do? Hint of dissent and toilet paper will become unavailable again.

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    It is true that the opposition in Veneuela is struggling, in disarray or imprisoned. Lopez is their only main chance and Maduro is keeping him locked up. I have a lot of hope in MCN (Marina) but that is all, hope.

    What is happening with this march/protest in Buenos Aires on Thursday?

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 04:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    9.

    Nothing much that I know about. But it can start as a spontaneous thing and then it goes getting more and more rioters. If they start early after work sort of 7.30 pm and make national headlines they have a chance of making themselves notice

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 06:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    * MCM
    oops! typo, damn this new 'smart-phone'
    :-)
    here is the link to a photo-essay of the 'ojos de chavez'. This weird shit is spreading across the whole of Venezuela now, it is deeply disturbing.
    http://noticias.terra.com.co/mundo/el-foto-ensayo-de-los-ojos-de-hugo-chavez-en-venezuela,7facce2156594410VgnVCM3000009af154d0RCRD.html
    Strange times!
    I encourage everyone to view this and make their comments,

    Nov 11th, 2014 - 10:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hincha

    Ernesto Samper, the former Colombian President ( 1994-1998 ) elected
    with the support and help of the Drug Cartels and almost forced to resign
    when the scandal exploded.
    How in the world, with those credentials, was he elected Chairman of Unasur ??

    Nov 12th, 2014 - 05:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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