Venezuela's choice

Since Mercosur intends "to bring in Venezuela as a full member at the end of this month" (RE: "Mercosur membership strife muddies potential for trade talks," July 11), remarks published by that country's Ottawa embassy in the first issue of The Bolivarian magazine have some interest for Canadians. In an interview, Jorge Valero, envoy of Venezuela to the United Nations, says, "Recently, the congress of Canada opened a hearing to examine the condition of Human Rights in Venezuela, something that makes no sense.

Published: Wednesday, 07/18/2012 12:00 am EDT

Since Mercosur intends "to bring in Venezuela as a full member at the end of this month" (RE: "Mercosur membership strife muddies potential for trade talks," July 11), remarks published by that country's Ottawa embassy in the first issue of The Bolivarian magazine have some interest for Canadians. In an interview, Jorge Valero, envoy of Venezuela to the United Nations, says, "Recently, the congress of Canada opened a hearing to examine the condition of Human Rights in Venezuela, something that makes no sense. The reverse is also true, just as if the Venezuelan National Assembly would examine the condition of Human Rights in Canada."

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