PressTV-‘US using Lima Group to undermine Venezuela sovereignty’

The United States is using the Lima Group as a regional arm of the American establishment in order to put pressure on the anti-capitalist Venezuelan government, says a commentator.

Foreign ministers from the 14-member Lima Group said they will not recognize Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela’s president when he takes office for a new six-year term on January 10.

In an interview with Press TV, Ramiro S. Funez, journalist and human rights activist, said that “the Lima Group should be renamed the Washington group,” because all of the countries that compose the Lima Group “take direct orders” from the Washington establishment.

“They are carrying out the orders of the United States in Latin America and the Caribbean, because [Venezuelan President] Nicolas Maduro presents a threat to US hegemony in the region by trading with countries like China, Russia and Iran, and having friendly relations with countries around the world, and the United…

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