Latin America: Allies back Venezuela’s rights record
VENEZUELA’S regional allies rallied to her defence on Thursday against an “unprecedented” global media campaign to discredit the socialist government’s human rights record.
In a declaration at the UN in Geneva the 11-member Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (Alba) bloc said: “In Venezuela human rights are enjoyed like never before in history.”
Reading out the statement, Nicaraguan ambassador Luis Alberto Vargas said: “Those who promote this campaign use it in a selective and politically motivated manner with the intent to confuse world public opinion.”
He said the aim was... read more
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