Thursday, July 06, 2006

Carribean States back Venezuela for UN Security Council

Radio Jamaica
Regional leaders have agreed to back Venezuela in its quest for a non-permanent seat on a reformed United Nations Security Council.

This was revealed by Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, who told reporters Thursday afternoon that the heads of government made this decision at their retreat in Nevis on Wednesday.

The seat will be vacated by Argentina in October this year and Guatemala and Venezuela are the two countries seeking the vote of the Caribbean for the seat.


Blogger jsb said...

Off-topic, you know those cuban doctors you say rarely if ever defect? 30 have defected in Bolivia.

10:12 AM  
Blogger leftside said...

This report says that one (1) person has been confirmed as defecting. This person has not saught asylum. They cite some unnamed reports out of the anti-Morales (oil enriched) Santa Cruz region are that there are supposedly around 30 more out there. Cuba disputes that number.

I don't think Cuba would care if some of these Doctors truly wanted to defect to Bolivia or Venezuela or wherever, to continue practicing medicine in poor communities. But what this article alludes to, and I fear is the real motivation, is to use this as a way to fly to the US on "dry soil" and thereby given all the benefits only a Cuban migrant can gain in the US.

12:14 PM  

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