The Venezuelan government has condemned the murder of the US ambassador and other US diplomats at the North American embassy in Libya, whilst calling for an end to "interventionist" foreign policy in the region by the US government.
The democracy under the government of Hugo Chávez and the massive influence that it has in all sectors of the country and above all in the popular sectors, makes it very difficult to repeat in Venezuela what the US mounted in Syria.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez exhorted all South American countries to consolidate the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) to protect the region from situations like that of Libya, whose government was overthrown by NATO’s actions that killed its leader Muammar Gaddafi last week.
By Correo del Orinoco International, Sep 11th 2011
This week Telesur welcomed home a news team just back from covering NATO’s war on Libya from that nation’s capital, Tripoli. On arrival at Venezuela’s Maiquetia International Airport, the journalists denounced the ongoing “fabrication of lies” by mainstream media outlets and accused the international press of “producing the arguments needed for a continuation of the war”.
The Libyan rebels' August 23 attack on the Venezuelan embassy and compound in Tripoli went largely unreported and Latin American commentators read it as a message to Chavez supposed to threaten him with being the next blacklisted leader after the ousted Gadhafi.