Venezuela vs Guatemala for UN Secruity Council Seat. Update Oct. 19, 2006
Posted by QB on October 13, 2006
The UN will vote on Latin America representative on UN Secruity Council Non Permanent seat on Monday. This will be interesting vote because Bush regime is strongly backing up Guatema to make sure Venezuela did not get on to UN Security Concil.
The winner needs to win votes from two-thirds, or 128, of the U.N.’s 190 member countries. Neither side is predicting victory.
Guatemalan foreign minister Gert Rosenthal said last week he was “both optimistic and cautious, since the dispute is very tight, but we have very good chances of being voted in.”
“The process can be long,” he said. “It won’t be easy because imperialism is moving all its pieces, pressuring and attempting to blackmail half the world to try to stop us from entering the security council.” Hugo Chavez commented on Monday election.
The United States is campaigning behind the scenes to boost Guatemala and prevent Chavez from winning a platform to voice opposition to what he calls Washington’s “imperialist” foreign policies. Guatemala has the full support of US and its European Allies. Venezuala chances depends mostly on Asia, Latin America and Affrica. The Asian countries who depends on US aid did not have the courage to vote for Venezuela but it will be interesting if Venezuela wins.
This is the only way to stop Bush regime’s madness of invading countries in Middle East.
Guatemala did not get the two thrid majority in todays vote. Bush regime must be ashmed and frustrated that they used all their bullying tactics and still are unable to defeat Venezuala. Way to go Amigo Hugo Chavez. You are showing the world leaders how to stand up against US oppresssion and aggression policies.