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#1 User is offline   MTP Reggie 

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 06:22 AM

Venezuela wins a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council
By Rachelle Krygier
Oct. 17, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. CDT
Washington Post

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CARACAS, Venezuela — The government of President Nicolás Maduro won a seat Thursday on the U.N. Human Rights Council, a controversial victory for a regime accused of using intimidation, torture and murder to cling to power.

The Maduro government, no longer recognized as legitimate by the United States and around 50 other countries, had sought a return to the 47-member panel to counter an image of international isolation — and thwart investigations into its own alleged abuses.

Venezuela and regional rival Brazil beat out Costa Rica for the two Latin American seats up for election. Costa Rica had declared its candidacy only this month in an effort to deny Venezuela a three-year term, but the support of China, Russia, Cuba and other allies gave the socialist state the win.

"We celebrate, once again, the Bolivarian diplomacy of peace at the U.N.," Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said after the vote. "This victory is historic, since we faced a ferocious campaign."

While the government celebrated Thursday, opposition leader Juan Guaidó accused it of killing a member of his party. Edmundo Rada, a 42-year-old former councilman from the eastern Caracas slum of Petare, was found shot twice in the neck, a bag covering his face and half his body burned.

"On the same day that the U.N. permits a dictatorship like Maduro's to occupy a seat bathed in blood," Guaidó said, "the regime produces a human rights violation."

Guaidó called for an "impartial international commission" to investigate this and other killings. Venezuela's Communications Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Julio Borges, the foreign relations representative for opposition leader Juan Guaidó, said Maduro "mortgaged everything" to win the seat.

"But what he doesn't know is that this maneuvering won't let him hide his crimes," Borges said. "Elected democracies in this body will increasingly isolate the dictatorship and will expose its human rights violations."

The General Assembly elected 14 members to new terms Thursday. Countries can serve up to two consecutive terms before withdrawing for at least a year.

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 06:53 AM

The UN are a sick joke as much as the Nobel Peace Prize is anymore.

They have China sitting on this council as well as several third world shidtholes, so why not add Venezuela too? Go all out!
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Posted 18 October 2019 - 07:03 AM

Get the U.S. out of the U.N.

Get the U.N. out of the U.S.

View PostRock N, on 18 October 2019 - 06:53 AM, said:

The UN are a sick joke as much as the Nobel Peace Prize is anymore.

They have China sitting on this council as well as several third world shidtholes, so why not add Venezuela too? Go all out!


:exactly:

The U.N. is a SJWs wet dream!
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Posted 18 October 2019 - 07:08 AM

Cuba...Saudi Arabia...China...Venezuela...

All staunch defenders of human rights, alright.

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 09:08 AM

View PostMontyPython, on 18 October 2019 - 07:08 AM, said:

Cuba...Saudi Arabia...China...Venezuela...

All staunch defenders of human rights, alright.

<_<


:exactly:

Trump should do the honorable thing and pull the US out of the U.N., like he did with the bullSchiff Paris Accord.

Really see the leftists self destruct!
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Posted 18 October 2019 - 12:00 PM

I would like for us to leave the UN, but I think the better thing to do is just cut off all the money we pay with no notice, and when they start to scream about it just tell them to have the other members pony up the cash that we won’t be giving you. All those leftist countries love it so much, let them pay for it. Then start towing all their cars, and making them pay to get them from the impound lot

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 01:33 PM

View PostFirst Sarge, on 18 October 2019 - 12:00 PM, said:

I would like for us to leave the UN, but I think the better thing to do is just cut off all the money we pay with no notice, and when they start to scream about it just tell them to have the other members pony up the cash that we won’t be giving you. All those leftist countries love it so much, let them pay for it. Then start towing all their cars, and making them pay to get them from the impound lot


Sounds like a better idea. Then have their Hollyweird pals pony up the $$$.
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Posted 18 October 2019 - 01:48 PM

I guess the council is where they exchange tips ...
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