Wednesday, April 17, 2013

 

US won't recognize Maduro yet as Venezuelan president

Secretary of State John Kerry urged a recount in the Venezuelan election and declined to say whether the United States officially recognized Nicolas Maduro as president-elect.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is refusing to recognize Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro and says a recount of this week's election should occur.
Testifying before Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry backed the call by opposition leader Henrique Capriles for the vote count of Sunday's presidential election to be re-examined.
Venezuela's National Electoral Council says Maduro won by 262,000 votes out of 14.9 million cast. Capriles is alleging thousands of irregularities at polling centers and wants a full audit of the ballots.
Asked directly at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing Tuesday if he recognized Maduro as the winner, Kerry wouldn't say yes or no.
"We think there ought to be a recount," Kerry told lawmakers. "Obviously, if there are huge irregularities, we are going to have serious questions about the viability of that government. ... I'm not sure that's over yet."
Venezuela's opposition leaders said Wednesday that they feared persecution over post-election protests.
Seven people have died in opposition-led protests, and the government has vowed to take legal action against the opposition leader and others whom they accuse of stirring up violence.
There was no immediate response from Maduro's administration, but Tuesday a senior "Chavista" official, Diosdado Cabello, had cautioned the United States to "hold its tongue" and not meddle in Venezuelan affairs.
Tags : , , , ,

Share

Social

The idea behind the text.
Respect for the truth is almost the basis of all morality.
Nothing can come from nothing.



Follow

Popular Topics

Read

Well, the way they make shows is, they make one show. That show's called a pilot. Then they show that show to the people who make shows, and on the strength of that one show they decide if they're going to make more shows.

Like you, I used to think the world was this great place where everybody lived by the same standards I did, then some kid with a nail showed me I was living in his world, a world where chaos rules not order, a world where righteousness is not rewarded. That's Cesar's world, and if you're not willing to play by his rules, then you're gonna have to pay the price.

You think water moves fast? You should see ice. It moves like it has a mind. Like it knows it killed the world once and got a taste for murder. After the avalanche, it took us a week to climb out. Now, I don't know exactly when we turned on each other, but I know that seven of us survived the slide... and only five made it out. Now we took an oath, that I'm breaking now. We said we'd say it was the snow that killed the other two, but it wasn't. Nature is lethal but it doesn't hold a candle to man.

You see? It's curious. Ted did figure it out - time travel. And when we get back, we gonna tell everyone. How it's possible, how it's done, what the dangers are. But then why fifty years in the future when the spacecraft encounters a black hole does the computer call it an 'unknown entry event'? Why don't they know? If they don't know, that means we never told anyone. And if we never told anyone it means we never made it back. Hence we die down here. Just as a matter of deductive logic.