The Venezuelan Information Minister said on Wednesday, that president Hugo Chávez has held conversations with Moammar Gadaffi about establishing a group of friendly nations that would help mediate a solution to the conflict in Libya.
Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro said such coalition could help resolve the crisis in the North African nation, adding that the Venezuelan government felt that diplomacy, should be used to end the violence raging in Libya, as opposed to military actions.
Gadaffi awarded Chavez in 2004 with the Libyan leader’s annual human rights prize for his campaign against “the effects of imperialism and the enemies of freedom inside and outside” Venezuela.
Chávez, has said before that he won’t give in to any nation or organization compelling him to condemn Gadaffi, and that an attack or invasion on Libya perpetrated by American forces, is imminent, a quote of sorts from an article written on Tuesday by Fidel Castro.
Cuba and Venezuela, are not the only two Latin American countries that sympathy with Gadaffi’s regime.
Shortly after President Obama condemned the Gadaffi regime, in Managua, Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega said he had spoken with Gadaffi and told him that the people of Nicaragua support Libya.
Seeing as that the Latin American nations that outspokenly support Gadaffi are those nations whose leaders, are actively trying to stay in power by whatever means necessary, we figured that if Rafael Correa and Evo Morales have not spoken their love for Gadaffi yet, is because nobody has asked their opinion yet.