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Another victory for Venezuela in the OAS

oeaThe United States and Organization of American States (OAS), at the headquarters of the international body, or “Ministry of Colonies” of the United States of America, as former Cuban Foreign Minister Raúl Roa described it back in the early 1960s, continues to fail in its attempt to defeat Venezuela, and Cuba for that matter.

The United States recently submitted another Resolution to suspend Venezuela from the Organization of American States (OAS). However, the proposal failed to secure the 24 votes needed to pass, with 19 in favor, four against and 11 abstentions.

According to Telesur, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza noted that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on all countries to vote in favor of the Resolution against Venezuela, however, “Not even with all that pressure could they defeat the dignity and courage of the peoples of the Caribbean,” he stated.

“There is a very clearly-defined script, a format, in the OAS, and we have the right to withdraw when we so choose,” stated Arreaza, referring to the process launched in April 2017 by Venezuela to leave the organization.

Regarding the Bolivarian nation’s withdrawal from the OAS, Arreaza noted that his country will comply with its responsibilities and commitments to the organization, adding that: “The Venezuelan people are proud and happy with the decision announced last year and which will be completed in 2019. We cannot continue within an organization which violates international law.”


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