Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has accused Argentine President Mauricio Macri of trying to sabotage the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) after he questioned her country’s membership of the regional bloc.
The head of the presidential commission auditing Venezuela’s recall process, Jorge Rodriguez, petitioned the Supreme Court Monday for a protection order against the opposition following revelations of fraud in signature collection.
Argentine political economist Claudio Katz analyzes the complex conjuncture faced by the Latin American left– ranging from the failure of neo-developmentalism to the resurgence of the neoliberal right– with the struggle to further radicalize Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution at the forefront.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez rebutted claims by Argentine President Mauricio Macri of human rights violations in Venezuela, accusing the newly elected leader of double standards in repressing peaceful protest in his own country.
By George Azariah-Moreno and Lucas Koerner, Dec 5th 2015
Ahead of Sunday’s hotly contested Venezuelan parliamentary elections, VA talked with George Azariah-Moreno, a political anthropologist and former advisor to the country’s National Electoral Council (CNE) on the Organization of American States’ (OAS) allegations of fraud, the disqualification of dissident chavista party Marea Socialista from running, Venezuela’s evolving electoral landscape, as well as possible scenarios for Sunday’s vote.
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and the High Representative General of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR), Florisvaldo Fier, have rejected recent calls by Argentine President-Elect Mauricio Macri to eject Venezuela from the commercial bloc.