Greenpeace rebukes "sinful alliance" between Venezuela and the US in Rio+20
Executive director of Greenpeace Alex Rogers criticized the alliance between the United States and Venezuela for bulldozing a proposal to save the oceans
Environmental organization Greenpeace on Friday held the "sinful alliance" between Venezuela and the United States responsible for the failure of the efforts made during the Rio+20 summit to set the Oceans Rescue Plan for the High Seas in motion and launch negotiations leading to an international treaty.
"The plan... was thwarted by a sinful alliance between the United States and Venezuela in conjunction with Russia and Canada," affirmed executive director of Greenpeace Kumi Naidoo, according to DPA.
The failure to solidify the plan during the United National Conference for Sustainable Development, which ended on June 22 in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, also disappointed the High Seas Alliance organization.
"The biggest disappointment came in connection with a movement intended to begin international negotiations for a new treaty to protect high sea waters. The disappointing outcome will delay a decision for at least another two and a half years," lamented Alex Rogers.
Translated by Alejandro Osio
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.