Republicans regard Venezuela as threat for US security
"We will stand with the true democracies of the region against both Marxist subversion and the drug lords, helping them to become prosperous alternatives to the collapsing model of Venezuela and Cuba"
This week at the 40th Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, Venezuela was widely mentioned as one of the countries the US should look out for, as 65-year-old Rommey was formally announced as the Republican presidential candidate on Thursday, AFP reported.
The Republican Party platform openly discloses the party's opinion on President Chávez's government in its section "Strengthening Ties in the Americas". "Venezuela represents an increasing threat to US security, a threat which has grown much worse on the current president's watch. The current regime issues Venezuelan passports or visas to thousands of Middle Eastern terrorists offering safe haven to Hezbollah," the document states.
"Alternatively, we will stand with the true democracies of the region against both Marxist subversion and the drug lords, helping them to become prosperous alternatives to the collapsing model of Venezuela and Cuba", the documents adds.
Translated by Andreína Trujillo
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."