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Unasur calls on the US to revoke measures against Venezuela and implement dialogue

Monday, March 16th 2015 - 10:08 UTC
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The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) slammed the United States for its decision to label Venezuela as a security threat and impose sanctions against a number of its officials, calling on Washington to revoke the measure. Read full article


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  • LEPRecon

    UNASUR need to be criticising Venezuela for oppressing its own people.

    What will it take? A massacre of opposition protestors? Thousands being 'disappeared'.

    It's because of these stupid statements and a refusal to take a stand against a member is why they'll always be considered a joke. And a bad joke at that.

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 10:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    And yesterday they gave him the power to do almost anything. And I am sure he will. Just watch as the opposition disappears.

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 10:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @2 MC

    Agreed. And these idiots just stand there and applaud him.

    But when the sh!t hits the fan, and the bodies are piled up in the streets, they'll be the 1st to distance themselves from Maduro, and state how they never supported him.

    They're a pathetic weak bunch with no moral stance on anything.

    And after the dust has settled South America will still blame the USA and the EU because they refuse to accept any responsibility.

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    This meeting was held in Quito. I think the altitude must have affected their judgement.

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Who on the planet apart from the chidren 'ruling' the countries of SA takes any notice of them: NOBODY, that's the answer.

    MADuro will only stop when a bullet rips through his head and it needs to be sooner rather than later.

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 11:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    I think that trying to talk to these zealots would be like trying to talk to ISIS or the Taliban...or Iran. What a waste.

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Strange that MercoPress, on the same continent, doesn't appear to know how to spell COLOMBIA.

    However, it might be a good idea to impose more sanctions on those funny little latam 'countries'. Perhaps the USA could declare unasur to be a terrorist organisation. Imagine wanting to have sanctions on a limited number of criminals from a criminal country lifted. Perhaps the USA could do it on a graduated scale. Three more for Venezuela. Ten for argieland. Nine for Bolivia. Eight for Brazil. Seven each for Ecuador and Peru. Four each for Paraguay and Uruguay. One each for the others.

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    hard this one,
    either they should keep quiet, or sod of

    they deserve nothing less.

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    The statement:
    'Los Estados miembros de la Unión de Naciones Suramericanas manifiestan su rechazo al Decreto Ejecutivo del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos de América, aprobado el 9 de marzo de 2015, por cuanto constituye una amenaza injerencista a la soberanía y al principio de no intervención en los asuntos internos de otros Estados.

    Los Estados Miembros de UNASUR reafirman su compromiso con la plena vigencia del Derecho Internacional, la Solución Pacífica de Controversias y el principio de No Intervención, y reiteran su llamado a que los Gobiernos se abstengan de la aplicación de medidas coercitivas unilaterales que contravengan el Derecho Internacional.

    UNASUR reitera el llamado al gobierno de los Estados Unidos de América para que evalúe y ponga en práctica alternativas de diálogo con el gobierno de Venezuela, bajo los principios de respeto a la soberanía y autodeterminación de los pueblos. En consecuencia, solicita la derogación del citado Decreto Ejecutivo.

    Mitad del Mundo, Quito, 14 de marzo de 2015'

    'Member states of the Union of South American Nations express their rejection of the Executive Decree of the Government of the United States, adopted on March 9, 2015, it constitutes an interventionist threat to the sovereignty and the principle of nonintervention in the internal affairs of other states.
    The Member States of UNASUR reaffirm their commitment to the full observance of international law, the peaceful settlement of disputes and the principle of nonintervention, and reiterate the call for governments to refrain from applying unilateral coercive measures that violate international law .
    UNASUR reiterates its call on the government of the United States to evaluate and implement alternatives for dialogue with the government of Venezuela, under the principles of respect for sovereignty and self-determination of peoples. It therefore requests the repeal of that Executive Order.
    Quito, March 14, 2015'

    So tame it is embarrassing.

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Nobody cares what they think.

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Very shameful my country participated in this. Socialists are all hypocritical when it comes to human rights, democracy and justice.

    Mar 16th, 2015 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dsullivanboston

    What a wash of shit heads... I am also surprised Chile, Peru, and Colombia are involved in this bullshit. Not one of them care much about people after all is said and done..

    Mar 17th, 2015 - 12:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    This is one of the reasons that the current US policy towards Venezuela is counterproductive.

    Mar 18th, 2015 - 03:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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