Bolivia calls Unasur meeting to solve Colombia-Venezuela crisis

The Bolivian government said on Sunday it is calling for an "emergency" meeting of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) to find a solution to the crisis between Colombia and Venezuela.

Bolivian President Evo Morales told a press conference that the meeting, expected to be held on Thursday, will discuss the diplomatic ties between Venezuela and Colombia.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke up diplomatic ties with Colombia on Thursday, after Colombia accused him of harboring Colombian guerilla chiefs in his territory.

Chavez on Sunday blamed Colombia for preparing to launch a military raid against Venezuela.

To help quell the row, Morales requested Unasur's rotatory president, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, to summon an emergency meeting to discuss the dispute.

"Let the Unasur solve this problem," Morales said. "We should prevent any extra interference, such as from the United States, to avoid a war in the region."

Morales also said he believed Colombia's President-elect Juan Manuel Santos, due to take office on Aug. 7, will help ease the growing tension between Colombia and Venezuela.

Republished from Xinhua


ron ridenour said...

Why should one expect the rightest and a military leader, Juan Manuel Santos, to be more sane than Uribe? They both are Yankee men out to do in any left turn anywhere.

Anonymous said...

This is a very serious situation, with the US 'War Criminals' pushing their puppets in Colombia into producing a 'casus belli' for US intervention, long planned (see video 'Aaron Russo: Historic Interview'.
The Left is 'fiddling while the world burns', neglecting to address the one thing that could upset the 'Empire's' plans, exposure of their role in 9/11.
That is the key; the Left has lost sight of the ball, concentrating on their own limited objectives, and ignoring the key that could bring the whole house of cards tumbling down around the Neo-Cons' ears.
Go for the jugular! The US public would not countenance another illegal war of aggression, if they knew 9/11 was an 'Inside Job', which any one who resewarched it would agree it was.

Paul Barbara

Bolivia Rising