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OAS silences Maria Corina Machado, votes to protect the Cuban-controlled dictatorship in Venezuela

I can go on an on about the corruption of the Organization of American States, the despicable acts of its president, and how it has become a tool for tinpot dictators and criminal regimes. But then again, I wouldn't be telling you anything you didn't know.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Today's OAS Vote: Autocracy v. Democracy

Today, Venezuelan opposition leader, Maria Corina Machado, was invited to speak at the Organization of American States (OAS) by the Panamanian government.

The Venezuelan government and its allies were so afraid of what she had to say, that they made a motion to make it a private session, shutting out the public and the press.

The motion passed 22-11.

Which were the nations that supported secrecy and autocracy?

Obviously, Venezuela, joined by Brazil, Nicaragua, Uruguay, El Salvador, Argentina, Bolivia and the CARICOM nations.

Which were the nations that supported transparency and democracy?

Panama, which hosted Machado, along with the United States, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras.

Barbados abstained.

A shameful spectacle.

2 comments to OAS silences Maria Corina Machado, votes to protect the Cuban-controlled dictatorship in Venezuela

  • asombra

    Nicaragua, El Salvador and Bolivia were a given, but Brazil and Argentina, if only out of self-respect or at least for the sake of appearances, should have done what even Mexico did. This shows how deep the rot is in those two countries, both of which are big and rich enough in resources to be doing far better than they are. It's the eternal Latrine miasma, like air made foul by putrescence. These people are SO disgusting. How can one possibly take them seriously, let alone respect them?

  • asombra

    Look at the moronic bus driver in his red mumu, next to that swine Insulza. Classic.