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ALBA Defends Venezuela as Peru Meeting Steps Up Threats

ALBA countries have reiterated their support for Venezuela as Peru and its allies agreed to officially call Maduro a “dictator.”Countries from the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, ALBA, have reiterated their support for the Venezuelan government at the “Sixth Extraordinary Meeting of the Political Council” in Venezuela.

The countries expressed their solidarity in a public declaration which congratulated Venezuela on the Constituent Assembly and rejected mounting international attacks against the country.

“We reiterate that the unilateral economic sanctions imposed against the Venezuelan people are a flagrant violation of international law and human rights, as well as an unacceptable interventionist implementation, whose only purpose is to directly hinder the Bolivarian people and government of Venezuela in order to change the regime,” the declaration stated.

ALBA Secretary-General David Choquehuanca said the declaration represents the wishes of the people of Latin America who want “peace and solidarity.”

“Our people seek harmony, integration and here we have a declaration of total unconditional support to Venezuela’s democracy that its democratically-elected president and to the people who have been valiantly defending their rights and sovereignty,” he told teleSUR.

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