SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia Backs Venezuela in Regional Peace Plan

Thursday, July 29, 2010
Radio Cadena Agramonte
South America
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The Bolivian goverment ratified its support for the Regional Peace Plan proposed by Venezuela to Colombia, in order to guarantee regional political stability.

Bolivian President Evo Morales reiterated to Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro that his country rejects any violent method to solve conflicts and that it will always appeal to dialogue.

Maduro explained that his country's administration works for regional peace, against war and U.S. military intervention. He criticized the "mad rush" of the aggressions of the outgoing government of Colombia, based on lies and manipulations, and called on all honest men and women of the neighboring country to stop this budding war.

He said the time has come for South America to advise Colombia to create a Peace Plan instead of the Plan Columbia, which has brought political instability to Latin American.

He also categorized the Colombian charges against Venezuela at the Organization of American States (OAS) as a political and media show against Venezuela to stop the possibility of dialogue.

Maduro appreciated the solidarity received in the countries he visited in the last hours, especially that shown by union workers, indigenous and intellectual movements here in Bolivia.

Maduro arrived in Bolivia from Peru where he also presented his Regional Peace Plan, as he had done previously in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. (Prensa Latina)