The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) pledged their firm support for Venezuela Friday in response to the Obama administration’s renewal of an executive order branding Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to US national security and authorizing the application of future sanctions.…
“The renewal of U.S. unilateral measures against Venezuela is a disappointment for the 12 UNASUR member states because it violates the principle of non-intervention, as agreed upon at the Ministerial Meeting held on March 9, 2015,” stated the South American regional bloc via its official Twitter account.
The CELAC– which represents all states in the hemisphere with the exception of the US and Canada– likewise expressed its backing for the South American nation, according to Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez.
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Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis