Venezuela’s Representative Barred From Mercosur Meeting

Brazil, along with Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay suspended the South American neighbor from the trade bloc at the beginning of December.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite being informed that a Venezuelan representative would not be able to attend the extraordinary meeting of the Mercosur Council, the country’s representative went to Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, and tried forcefully to enter the gathering on Wednesday.

According to Venezuelan officials its country’s representative, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez, was rudely barred from entering the room where the meeting was taking place.

"There is a coup d'état under way at Mercosur, and if they don’t allow us to come in through the door, we . . .

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