Argentina's President Mauricio Macri addresses the media during a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Martin Acosta
Reuters: 'Venezuela is not a democracy' Argentina's Macri tells Spanish media
Argentina's President Mauricio Macri used some of his harshest language yet against Venezuela's socialist government in comments to Spanish media published on Saturday ahead of his trip to Madrid.
"Enough with euphemisms, Venezuela is not a democracy," the center-right Macri said, according to leading newspaper El Pais.
"I know what the Venezuelan people are suffering, I think what we have to have is a firm position, without euphemisms, saying that in Venezuela democracy and human rights are not respected," Macri said.
He said Argentina would help end "this social, political and economic conflict," where it could, according to the paper.
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WNU Editor: What a contrast from a few years ago. Gone are the days where the ideology of Castro/Chavez/etc. had the support of millions in Latin America .... today .... with the exception of the die-hards who will forever support Castroism/Chavism/etc. .... no Latin American politician is afraid to denounce these long gone leaders and the corrupt and repressive governments that they have left behind.