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Latin American Summit Rejects Proposal to Condemn US “Interference” in Venezuela

By: Sabrina Martín - @SabrinaMartinR - Jan 25, 2017, 1:36 pm
US "Interference" in Venezuela
Chancellor of Venezuela Delcy Rodríguez. (La Patilla)

EspañolChancellors of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) rejected a proposal to block US “interference” in Venezuela’s dialogues.

Though the topic was not on the official agenda, Venezuela officials presented a proposal that would condemn the United States from intervening in the dialogue process between the political opposition in the National Assembly and President Nicolás Maduro’s administration.

The proposal was put forward at the meeting of CELAC Foreign Ministers, held in the town of Bavaro prior to the Summit of Heads of State.

According to diplomatic sources, the alleged interference was not supported by CELAC, while the Venezuelan delegation announced that the same proposal will be presented by Nicolás Maduro at the plenary session of the summit on Wednesday, January 25.

The Summit will be attended by Cuban President Raúl Castro, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Bolivian President Evo Morales, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega; President of the Senate of Haiti Jocelerme Privert, Dominican President Charles A. Savarin, Guyanan President David Granger and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

The Salvadoran Head of State Salvador Sánchez Cerén, whose country will assume the temporary presidency of CELAC, will also be in attendance.

Source: Sumarium

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Sabrina Martín is a Venezuelan journalist, commentator, and editor based in Valencia with experience in corporate communication. Follow @SabrinaMartinR.