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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:51 PM

Maduro, Chavistas persona non grata at Americas Summit.

Summit host yanks Venezuela's invitation over early election
The Associated Press
February 13, 2018 09:22 PM

Updated 1 hour 14 minutes ago

The host nation for a summit of Western Hemisphere leaders on Tuesday withdrew its invitation to Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro over his country's plan to hold an early presidential election.

Maduro had been among leaders invited to the Summit of the Americas, a regional gathering seen as the premier forum for projecting U.S. leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Venezuela's pro-government election officials recently announced that the presidential election will be April 22, though traditionally the vote has been held late in the year. The date was set just hours after negotiations crumbled between the government and political opposition leaders over how to conduct the election so it is free and fair.

The United States has said it will reject the election, which also drew swift condemnation from condemnation from several of Venezuela's neighbors in Latin America as well as nations in Europe. The critics said the rushed ballot will undercut the political negotiations and is unfair to the opposition.

"His presence will no longer be welcome in said meeting," Peruvian Foreign Minister Cayetana Aljovin said of Maduro's invitation to the Summit of the Americas.



For all his bluster with his self signed "compromise" deal from the Dominican Republic, Maduro still refused to allow humanitarian aid into Venezuela. Perhaps if he would allow food and medicine to be airlifted in to his starving and dying people, he might be invited to a forum where he could rail against the vulgar Yanqui for making him accept food and medicine?

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:05 PM

1. So called summit is a group of RW Latin nations.

Aljovin was backed by foreign ministers of the Lima Group, a coalition from 14 mostly conservative governments in the region formed last year to advocate for what it considers the restoration of democracy in Venezuela.

Last year! Not a biggie to not be invited, likely never would have gone.

Pure propaganda.


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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:43 AM

2. And ALBA is what?

Every South American nation is invited to join the Summit of the Americas. It isn't just "right wingers"... the only exclusionary Latin American group is ALBA.... Chavez' little Marxist fan-boys.

Maduro would have gone, because it would have given him a platform to scold the United States, the EU and Colombia. Now he and his ilk will have to wait for RussiaToday, VenezuelaAnalysis and TeleSewer to publish his bile.

Who wouldn't advocate for a restoration of democracy in Venezuela? The arbitrary and capricious banning of the most popular political parties and their candidates doesn't sound very democratic to me.

Are you opposed to democracy in Venezuela?

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