The secretary-general of the Union of South American Nations, Ernesto Samper, declared Friday that, “Every member state of UNASUR, without exception, rejects any destabilization efforts in Venezuela.”
The secretary-general of the regional integration body is visiting Venezuela in the wake of a thwarted coup attempt, which has been proven to have had links to the United States. Venezuela also revealed that its North American neighbor has issued more than 50 interventionalist actions in Venezuela this year alone.
Visiting President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Samper said that the delegation of foreign ministers had examined the documents proving the coup attempt against the Venezuelan government. The coup allegedly involved dissident officials of the Venezuelan airfoce, with backing from Washington.
Samper then met with representatives of the opposition in order to inform them of UNASUR’s concerns, especially reguarding up-coming elections, and asked them to deal with political disagreements in a democratic and peaceful way.
The secretary-general also met with the country’s electoral authorities to discuss potential measures that could be implemented during the national assembly elections later this year.
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