The International Crisis Group (ICG) sells itself as “working to prevent conflict worldwide” but there is one country where their mission looks more like promoting rather than preventing conflict. Exhibit A is their report on Venezuela, released recently.
Chief of an electoral observation mission of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Carlos Alvarez said Wednesday that Venezuela possesses a reliable and transparent electoral system that inspires "plenty of confidence".
The signing of twenty-seven new economic and social agreements between the nations of South America and Africa was the product of three days of meetings held between representatives of more than 60 countries in Equatorial Guinea last week.
The president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, said Tuesday that the signing of an agreement with the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) by which Unasur will send a mission to monitor the presidential elections of 7 October 2012, represents “a giant step for democracy in Latin America”.
The Union of South American States (UNASUR) threw its support behind Ecuador in its diplomatic dispute with Britain over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, after a meeting of UNASUR foreign ministers yesterday inGuayaquil, Ecuador.
The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Alí Rodríguez of Venezuela, said yesterday that guarantees ensuring a proper defense should be established in the proceedings against Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo. Venezuelan vice-president Elias Jaua blamed "imperialism", the United States, and the "oligarchies" for the "coup attempt".
In this Telesur interview, UNASUR Secretary General Maria Emma Mejia explains that Latin America’s countries are constructing the dream of living in total integration. Mejia also praised the next UNASUR general secretary, Venezuela’s Ali Rodriguez Araque.
Defence ministers from Union of South American Nations (Unasur) member states met yesterday for the release of a report detailing each country’s military spending. Ministers and diplomats from the twelve nation regional bloc also pledged further military integration, proposing the creation of a Citizen Security Council.