Venezuela Wins Seat on U.N. Rights Council Despite U.S. Opposition


(Worthy News) – was elected to the Council on Thursday with 105 votes and a round of applause, despite fierce lobbying against it by the and rights groups, and the late entry of Costa Rica as competition.

In a secret ballot by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly, Costa Rica garnered 96 votes despite only entering the race this month, when President Carlos Alvarado Quesada declared “the Venezuelan regime is not the suitable candidate.”

Along with , the three countries were competing for two seats on the 47-member Human Rights Council starting Jan. 1. Brazil was re-elected for a second three-year term with 153 votes. Members can only serve two consecutive terms. [ Source: Washington Free Beacon (Read More…) ]

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