Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Radio Interview: Latin Americans accuse West of Syria intervention plans
Latin Americans accuse West of Syria intervention plans
Voice of Russia
June 5, 2012
Available at http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_06_05/77124442/
A block of left-wing Latin-American governments including Venezuela and the Caribbean Islands has accused the West of planning to intervene in Syria as they did in Libya. They also praise Bashar al-Assad’s government. Their praises though come amid widespread condemnation of the Assad regime's crackdown on protesters. This group of Latin American governments is also known as the ALBA group. They join Russia in its stand against any interference in the Syrian conflict. Russia and many of these Latin-American countries share other commonalities and interests. And they’re highlighted in a new report produced by the Council on the Hemispheric Affairs. The Council also says US indifference to the plight of many Latin-American countries may have further pushed them towards closer diplomatic ties with Russia. I’m on the line now with Alex Sanchez, who is a research fellow at the Council on the Hemispheric Affairs.