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Venezuela: UNASUR condemns US "meddling" with Maduro's government01:25

Venezuela: UNASUR condemns US "meddling" with Maduro's government

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
March 6, 2015 at 11:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) condemns "US meddling" with the Venezuelan government, rejecting any destabilisation attempts coming from inside or outside the country, said Secretary General Ernesto Samper, during a joint press statement in Caracas on Friday.

The UNASUR statement follows Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro saying that he had discovered and foiled a US backed plot to overthrow his government in February.

Samper was joined by the Foreign Ministers of Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. He also expressed his support for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Venezuela, calling for "both political forces to express their political differences and sort out the controversies."

The comments followed a private meeting with Maduro at the foreign ministry's headquarters. The foreign ministers from the 12 nation UNASUR group are also reported to have met with Venezuela's opposition coalition.

Venezuela: UNASUR condemns US "meddling" with Maduro's government01:25
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The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) condemns "US meddling" with the Venezuelan government, rejecting any destabilisation attempts coming from inside or outside the country, said Secretary General Ernesto Samper, during a joint press statement in Caracas on Friday.

The UNASUR statement follows Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro saying that he had discovered and foiled a US backed plot to overthrow his government in February.

Samper was joined by the Foreign Ministers of Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. He also expressed his support for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Venezuela, calling for "both political forces to express their political differences and sort out the controversies."

The comments followed a private meeting with Maduro at the foreign ministry's headquarters. The foreign ministers from the 12 nation UNASUR group are also reported to have met with Venezuela's opposition coalition.

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