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    U.S./Venezuela Work Together...on Human Rights

    "The U.S. was elected to a second term on the U.N.'s Human Rights Council on Monday.

    Venezuela also secured a position on the council, which means Obama administration officials will now be working side by side on Human Rights' issues with officials from the government of Hugo Chavez, the Latin American leader who said he wished he could have voted for Obama."
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2...Rights-Council

    Now, when President Obama finishes visiting his bunk buddies in Russia he can stop by Venezuela to see how he can implement Hugo Chavez' views on human rights in the U.S.

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    Hey, Hugo stands in awe of Barry. I'll bet there wasn't a single precinct in Venezuela that gave him 100 percent of the vote.

    And I do mean "gave."

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    Venezuela may get kicked outta OAS...

    OAS chief calls for emergency meeting to evaluate Venezuela
    May 31,`16 -- The head of the Organization of American States called Tuesday for an emergency meeting of regional governments to evaluate Venezuela's respect for democracy, a move that could lead to the country's suspension from the hemispheric body. President Maduro responded by saying he would take action against his country's opposition-controlled Congress.
    OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro said Venezuela had suffered "grave alterations of democratic order" and called for a vote on the matter in the coming weeks, possibly to coincide with the group's annual meeting next month in the Dominican Republic. Socialist-ruled Venezuela could be suspended from the Washington-based OAS if two-thirds of its 34 member states voted that the country's leadership has gravely undermined democracy. The last time that occurred was in 2009, when Honduras was suspended following the military's removal of President Manuel Zelaya.

    Almagro has been feuding with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who responded Tuesday by calling for a "national rebellion" to fight what he said is international aggression. Maduro said Almagro had overstepped his authority and undermined the very principles of the OAS by trying to dictate policies to a sovereign nation. "Almagro, stick your democratic charter wherever it fits. Venezuela must be respected," Maduro told a rally of transport workers who support the government. Maduro has accused Almagro of working with Venezuela's opposition and the U.S. government to undermine his administration. Almagro has called Maduro a petty dictator.

    Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress formally asked for OAS intervention earlier this month. On Tuesday, Maduro threatened to take action against the institution, accusing it of committing treason by meddling in the country's international affairs. Tensions have been building in deeply polarized Venezuela as the economy continues to fall apart and the ruling party blocks the opposition from legislating in congress and holding marches in downtown Caracas.

    The country saw weeks of bloody street protests in 2014 followed by formal talks between the two sides, which broke down and were never reinitiated. Last week, a group of former presidents held secret meetings in the Dominican Republic with Venezuelan officials and Maduro's opponents. The two sides did not meet face-to-face, but the fact that the mediators passed messages between them was major news in Venezuela.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...05-31-19-44-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltky View Post
    Venezuela may get kicked outta OAS...

    OAS chief calls for emergency meeting to evaluate Venezuela
    May 31,`16 -- The head of the Organization of American States called Tuesday for an emergency meeting of regional governments to evaluate Venezuela's respect for democracy, a move that could lead to the country's suspension from the hemispheric body. President Maduro responded by saying he would take action against his country's opposition-controlled Congress.
    Venezuela has a congress that stands up to the president?

    what a novel idea.

    maybe our congress should at least consider doing the same thing here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltky View Post
    Venezuela may get kicked outta OAS...

    OAS chief calls for emergency meeting to evaluate Venezuela
    May 31,`16 -- The head of the Organization of American States called Tuesday for an emergency meeting of regional governments to evaluate Venezuela's respect for democracy, a move that could lead to the country's suspension from the hemispheric body. President Maduro responded by saying he would take action against his country's opposition-controlled Congress.
    But of course no one will dare challenge the DNC's sham primaries as being a slap in the face to democracy.

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