October 17, 2006

WHY WON'T THEY STAY BOUGHT?:

Venezuela Is Denied Security Council Seat: New Vote Scheduled Today as Intensive Campaign Fails to Win Two-Thirds of Ballots (Colum Lynch and Juan Forero, 10/17/06, Washington Post)

Venezuela was stymied Monday in its bid to win a seat on the U.N. Security Council, a result that shocked diplomats who had expected President Hugo Chavez's leftist, oil-rich government to gain a platform on the international stage. [...]

It also represented a personal blow to Chavez, who had run a costly political campaign that involved millions of dollars in aid to poor countries as well as state visits to Russia, China and the Middle East.


Cindy Sheehan wept.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 17, 2006 9:55 AM
Comments

--Africa elected South Africa as its spokesman."--
How much is Hugo putting up for AIDS?

I'll lay odds Uganda voted w/the US.

Posted by: Sandy P at October 17, 2006 11:18 AM
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