• Michael Laxer

Lima Group dying with a whimper not a bang


Pedro Castillo greets Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza during his inauguration ceremony -- photo via twitter


The pet imperialist project of Canada and other junior partners in the US empire, the Lima Group, appears to be dying with something more like a whimper than a bang.


Founded in August 2017 to try to undermine, overthrow and support sanctions against the legitimate Venezuelan government and Nicholas Maduro, the group embraced Juan Guaidó's pathetic attempt to proclaim himself president in 2019.


Since that total sham has unraveled, the entire effort has seemed far more a sad farce than a serious force.


Now it may be in its final stages.


The first blows came with the defeat of the coup in Bolivia and the election of Alberto Fernandez in Argentina.


Once the coup government was ousted there was no longer any question of Bolivian involvement and in March, 2021 Argentina announced it was leaving saying it had “led to nothing" and noting that "sanctions and blockades against Venezuela, together with the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic, “have only aggravated the situation of its population. and, in particular, that of its most vulnerable sectors.”"


Now two more blows.


The new Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) government announced its exit with the External Affairs Minister, Alva Baptiste stating "We are going to get out of the Lima Group arrangement – that morally bankrupt, mongoose gang, we are going to get out of it because this group has imposed needless hardship on the children, men and women of Venezuela."


And now the country from which the group takes its name, Peru, is out as well.


"Under the administration of President Pedro Castillo, Peru will no longer intervene in the internal affairs of Venezuela or any other nation,” Foreign Affairs Minister Hector Bejar said, and condemned U.S. sanctions against Venezuela. - (Telesur)



Bolivian President Luis Arce celebrated Peru's move:


It would seem this game is over.

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