We're all for universal equilibrium, as long as somebody else pays

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Looks like our U.N. delegation don't have  the skills to pay the bills
Somebody has to pay for all this, y’know?

The U.N. General Assembly just passed a landmark global treaty on arms sales.

First reports indicated that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela abstained, which was perhaps not surprising given their love of buying fancy new weapons.

But it later emerged that the Venezuelan delegation didn’t even vote at all. So, why didn’t the Venezuelan government, which has pledged to protect planetary peace and universal equilibrium, participate in such an important vote for the world?

Turns out the B.R. of V wasn’t allowed to vote because…we haven’t paid our U.N. dues!

A quick explanation: The funding of the United Nations comes from contributions by all member states and it’s based on each country’s capacity to pay in relation with its gross national income (GNI). For example, the U.S. pays the 22 % of this year’s budget, while least developed nations are allowed to pay just 0,01%. Venezuela’s contribution is 0.627%.

But according to U.N.-watcher blog Juris Novus (in Spanish), a letter from the U.N. Secretary General sent last January to the General Assembly indicated that Venezuela and other 21 countries are in serious arrears and, until they pay, they won’t vote in the current General Assembly session. Some small countries from Africa had this penalty waived.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has to cough up $5,113,575 if we want to regain the right to vote in the UNGA. Amazingly, we top the list with the biggest maulas, since we’ve been building up arrears over two years. In a distant second comes… Somalia.

This would be reason enough to fire the guy in charge of our U.N. delegation. Also, some questions should be asked to the current guy in charge of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, but he’s too busy right now in his new side job as “protector of Miranda”. In fact, given that the debt started to build up in 2011 and 2012, perhaps we should ask his predecessor…

Oh wait! That would be Nicolás Maduro. Nevermind.

It’s unbelievable that such a diplomatic low point can be reached and no one assumes any responsibility. And they want to have a bigger role in the world stage? Give me a break…

1 COMMENT

  1. Another quality our revolutionary masters that this incident reveals is that they are “maulas” , paying only those debts they must absolutely pay and ignoring all others. Did anyone read the Russian statements at the funeral of the dear departed leader abut how they prized the importance of Russian Venezuelan collaboration but emphasizing again and again that of course military purchase debts must be paid, I bet there is a big ‘mono’ accumulating size in respect of those purchases , Lulas frequent visits to Chavez and the whispered suggestion that among the areas of collaboration to be discussed was the subject of pending payment of the debt owed Brazilian companies !! When Pdvsa could no longer pay the Lake Maracaibo contractors the huge fees owed them , our National Assembly suddently decided to nationalize them thus wiping off ( for a time) the debt owed those contractors. There is a news item about Pdvsa reaching an agreement to pay International Sercice Contractor Schlumberger 35% of the big debt owed them. In contrast to be fair they ve made payments of social security pensions regular and reliable something never achieved before !! Maybe because those old fellows vote and Russian arms dealers and Brazilian companies dont !!

  2. Thanks a lot for the credit guys. Indeed this is breaking news and very important info. Please everybody take into account that this episode is also direct responsibility of Mr. Maduro, since Venezuela’s debt also pertains to 2012, when Mr. Maduro was still Venezuela’s flamboyant Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    • País folclórico rumbo a lo demencial. Fortunately humor saves …
      @estebangerbasi
      Anoche se me apareció una chicharra y me habló, era Lina Ron!!!

  3. Someone told me the Barinas football club jersey Capriles was wearing today is a team owned by a Chavez. Can anyone confirm that?

    • The debt is only $5,113,575!? Geeeezus
      Meh, that’s a good month for Godgiven

      For Chavez, it would be 10 days income. His net worth increased an average of $528,000/ day over the last 14 years.
      Maduro’s top campaign promise will be to exceed that if elected.

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