Colombia – Bogota And Caracas Ties Valuable For South America

June 6, 2013

By Padmini Arhant

The foreign intrusion in Venezuela escalated post election declaring President Nicolas Maduro decisive winner.

President Nicolas Maduro has been challenged ever since by hegemony favored contender Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski in the effort to destabilize Venezuela.

Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski protest in this regard also led to civilian casualties with at least seven or more deaths and many injured in the unnecessary disturbance brought upon the nation.

There appears to be United States backed vigorous campaign against popular government of President Nicolas Maduro to create chaos and confusion in Venezuela.

Although such intervention is hardly surprising considering United States foreign policy aimed at political instability worldwide.

Meanwhile, the peace talks in Havana, Cuba between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and Colombian government with Venezuela and Chile participation is critical to solidify the agreement on economic and social development in rural areas bringing the decades old confrontation to an end.

FARC and Colombian government commitment towards this deal is important to save lives and move the nation forward for pervasive progress leaving none behind in national achievements.

The latest report on Colombian government soldiers killing four FARC members in clashes in Colombia’s southern province of Putumayo is regrettable and these incidents needlessly harm the current peace initiatives desperately required in leading the country away from perpetual turmoil and unrest.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos meeting Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski in Bogota following talks with United States Vice President Joe Biden clarifies the unwanted tension in Bogota and Caracas relation prompting Venezuela to withdraw the envoy involved in Colombian peace negotiations with FARC in Cuba.

Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski tour of Latin America to promote hegemony goals rejecting legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro categorically defines the opposition leader’s agenda to work against national interest.

Such activities are best abandoned for they serve none and evidently counterproductive.

Instead the opposition leader shifting focus on positive contributions enabling the incumbent administration under President Nicolas Maduro to address relevant national issues like economy, citizens safety and social advancement would prove genuine concern for the people of Venezuela over personal political ambition.

On the other hand, Colombia ties with Venezuela especially the present government pledged to late President Hugo Chavez Bolivarian Revolution is significant for Americas to protect national sovereignty, political and economic independence from foreign interference.

Upon safeguarding national freedom, social justice is possible in general recognition of population as mainstream barring isolation or segregation behind disparity in society.

Colombian citizens demand for removal of all U.S, military bases – seven in total along with ban on arms supply to drug cartels – situations shared with Afghanistan and Mexico respectively is the preliminary step towards national liberty.

Furthermore, Colombian public resistance to NATO membership is essential to prevent subjugation and western dominance as experienced by Turkey.

Colombia transcending from drug haven identity to dependable partner in regional peace, security and economic growth would be beneficial to Andean nation and Latin America.

Colombian government extending peace to factions representing marginalized and disenfranchised segments across the nation would guarantee multilateral gains maintaining balance of power providing economic opportunity to all.

Colombia and FARC implementing recent accord into action would set precedence in crises resolution renouncing violence that consume lives and resources affecting the nation at large.

Simultaneously Colombian government headed by President Juan Manuel Santos strengthening cooperation in all aspects with Venezuelan counterpart President Nicolas Maduro would be prudent not to mention Latin American solidarity confirming formidability against external threats and provocation.

Wishing citizens in Colombia and entire Latin America a new beginning with promising future and tranquility.

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant


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