Friday, October 17, 2014

Venezuela Wins UN Security Council Seat | Americas Quarterly

Venezuela secured a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council in the first round of voting yesterday, earning 181 votes in support of its candidacy—52 over the 129 vote threshold it needed to clinch the seat. The win was trumpeted by Venezuelan President Nicol├ís Maduro as a sign that the broader international community holds the country—which is caught in dire economic straits and has been roundly criticized for its record on human rights—in high esteem.  "We are a country beloved and admired by the whole world," Maduro is reported to have said upon receiving news of the ballot results.
http://www.americasquarterly.org/node/6655




No comments:

Post a Comment