LIVE NOW: OAS Permanent Council Session on Venezuela

Argentina, along with the United States, Barbados, Honduras, Perú and México are co-sponsoring an extraordinary session of the Permanent Council to discuss the situation in Venezuela.


This is the proposed resolution to be discussed:



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  1. Too soft. It does not need to clarify the “principle of no-intervention”. The democratic chapter was precisely designed as the international intervention against wanna be dictatorships. Hence, intervention is at the core of it.
    Of course there are shades of grey when you have a “legal” dictatorship. That will be the biggest challenge as there is not a de facto break of the constitution. So, it has to past prima fascia before it moves on.

        • So what’s the purpose of having nationals…. “venecos” very pejorative word btw, deal with their internal problems, when the Venezuela’s regime has kidnapped all the branches of government?

          • That’s the euphemism for “we’ll just wash our hands off this whole problem.”

            Other countries still believe Venezuela’s got just a bad case of “populist imperfect democracy”, which was basically the result of millions of dollars spent on building a monstrous propaganda machine, coupled with several useful idiots who said “it’s not that bad actually, this is just an imperfect democracy”, because calling chavismo a dictatrship means that you can’t convince people of the easiest way out of all this, which is voting, and people seriously want to keep believing they can get rid of all this problem with votes too, because that’s, as I said before, the easiest way.

            ” “venecos” very pejorative word btw”

            Not as pejorative and insulting as “the russians play too”, which only shows the incredibly stupid trauma some people hold after being brainwashed with communist propaganda.

  2. They can talk all they want. It’s almost 18 years of Chavismo. Period. And nothing will change until “el pueblo” hits the streets.

  3. You have a bunch of violent, stubborn communists who somehow think that they are saving their people by starving them and depriving them of basic necessities like medicine with their corrupt, stupid policies. They have all the guns and are ready to use them and refuse to blame themselves for the mess they have created. This is a tragedy orchestrated by Havana, not by Washington, and the world leftist movement, in its usual state of denial, continues to try to cover this up, keep it out of the press, or at least mitigate the danger of the situation with Golinger/Weisbrot-style BS.

  4. The Pueblo is hitting the streets for months and will continue to so, but the teflon attitude (cara e’tabla) of the regime will never acknowledge it.

    It is these institutions who should be available for escalation of internal struggles that are not possible to be addressed normally, as our case. Obviously has to do about intervention and about supra -sovereignty avenues of action.

    Now, realpolitik always triumphs, Almagro is a brave man and a fool. A wild bet that can play out either way.

    lets hope other goverments are ready to jump fish and turn their back on the regime at this time.
    Else it will be sooner or later.

  5. My concern is that ‘el pueblo’ isn’t hitting the streets when now more than ever, it needs to be. I think resignation and pragmatism has taken the air out of protest. You’re not seeing the 2014 levels of turnout, when indignity was fresh and opposition leadership was stronger.

    I used to think concepts such as planned neglect were crazypill talk by conspiracy theorists. I’m starting to buy into that concept. This regime benefits by letting the country go to seed. We can’t forget that there is a major drug cartel component underpinning some of the remaining power structures. This is keeping the people in charge fed and employed, among other forms of corruption and graft.

    To people who have immediate comfort and the levers of power, where is the pressure to pay mind to a public which is easily pacified by starvation and privation? There isn’t any. And you’re not dealing with moral individuals. You’re dealing with people who are trying at all costs to avoid accountability for years of criminal behavior. The wagons are circled.

    I hate to be a pessimist, but its going to require extraordinary international effort to dislodge this regime. I think internally there’s little left that can be done short of massive civil disobedience to the extent that all levels of society experience profound disruption.

  6. Castro is strangely silent on this so far. It is basically Cuban meddling and advice that got Venezuela in this mess in the first place. Is he hoping for a new government that can restore the economy and keep giving him free money and oil or is he lost in a senile fog dreaming of gringo tourist $$$? He is certainly not offering to take Venezuelan refugees. Any idiot can see what an economic basket case Cuba has been for decades, but Chavez and Maduro could not.

  7. Si el regimen venezolano se lograra sentir arrinconado y quisiera tirarle una patada a la mesa pudiera utilizar la opción nuclear: La Constitución Bolivariana creo establece que Venezuela es una democracia “participativa”. No es “representativa”.

    Igual todavía hay “dialogo” para rato así que queda mucho que cortar para llegar a opción nuclear.
    Los venezolanos de a pie, mientras tanto, que se coman un cable.

    • “Venezuela es una democracia “participativa””

      “Se les participa que van a hacer todo lo que diga Chávez, de lo contrario un malandro les meterá cuatro pepazos.”

  8. In an interview with private TV channel Globovisión, Saltrón denied Venezuela is being hit by human rights abuses, limited access to medicines and food, violations against personal security, and restriction of political and economic liberties.

    Wonder what country that guy is talking about? The outrageousness of the lies has gotten the world’s attention. Hope something comes of it soon.

  9. Yet another diplomatic victory for Venezuela in the face of US lackeys such as Luis Almagro and……… Emiliana Duarte. Almagro and his opposition (probably CIA) handlers got all their math wrong with the votes and the attempt to fraudulently use Artocle 20 to impost the Democratic Charter on Venezuela did not even go to round 2.

    This overwhelming vote to promote dialogue is also a revindication of Veneezuelan democracy and its exemplary consitutional order.

    It is unfortunate that there will be no Recall Referndum this year and maybe not even next year as the signatures presented were so full of fraud and irrregularities that they all could be thrown out. However, all the thumb prints have yet to be verified.

    I see two scenarios: if the State of Exception and Economic Emergency have to continue: all elections could be cancelled this year. The other option is to go for mega elections for all electable posts sometime next year.

    Whatever the outcome it will hopefully be democratic and not punctuated by selective killings organized by the right wing and outlaw pólice forces such as that of Chacao.


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