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International Community Responds to Venezuela’s Political Unrest

 Member states of the ALBA reject attempts to intervene in Venezuelan politics. (Twitter/EvoMoralesAyma)

The ALBA has rejected “attacks” against Venezuela, while Argentine President Mauricio Macri said his government would look to suspend the country from MERCOSUR. 

 

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Ongoing Democratic Charter Saga in OAS Exposes Deep Hypocrisy

OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro (COHA)

COHA's Peter Bolton lambasts the OAS for remaining silent on political violations in Brazil and human rights abuses in Mexico whilst continuing to put pressure on Venezuela. 

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Lilian Tintori Criticises Venezuelan Human Rights Record in Mexican Senate

Lilian Tintori in the Mexican senate (El Universal)

Lilian Tintori, the wife of jailed rightwing political leader Leopoldo Lopez shot to the centre of a diplomatic foray this week, after publicly slandering the Venezuelan government’s human rights record in Mexico. 

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Venezuela's Ombudsman Protests Mexico Arrest on Orders of the US

Venezuelan Ombudsman Tarek William Saab (AVN)

Venezuela’s ombudsman, William Tarek Saab, announced Sunday he would formally denounce the US before the International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions following his detention by Mexican authorities under a US-issued Interpol alert.

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Venezuelan Authorities Link Crashed Plane Carrying Drugs to Mexican Government

The Cessna Conquest 441 XB-KGS crashed in the Venezuelan state Cojedes last Thursday. (www.controller.com)

A wrecked plane, discovered on 2 April in a Western region of Venezuela, was carrying nearly a ton of cocaine and was registered with the official fleet of Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office.

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43 Lives, 2 Countries

Mexico and Venezuela (Photo: Reuters, agency, teleSUR)

The private and mainstream media's coverage of the disappearance and likely murder of 43 Mexican students and the developing protest movement against such impunity has been sympathetic, if unanalytical. Yet, earlier this year the mainstream media gave no such sympathy to the 43 people who were killed during months of opposition violence in Venezuela.

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