Not JUST Argentina:
On Sunday, the Mercosur governments (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Venezuela) released a statement on the past week’s demonstrations in Venezuela. They described “the recent violent acts” in Venezuela as “attempts to destabilize the democratic order”. Source, Guardian UK
Argentine government condemns “clear efforts of destabilization” in Venezuela, MercoPress News
Also see Make Weisbrot of CEPR’s piece in the Guardian UK: “US Indicates Support for Regime Change in Venezuela; Once Again, South America Says No”.
Meanwhile, Even as the UN Refugee Agency “Praises Venezuela’s “Generosity” to Colombian Refugees”, including the ‘lack of persecution or resentment’ of those "200,000 Colombians who have fled the internal conflict in their own country.", the UN Human Rights Office wants “a probe into Venezuela violence (and) calls for dialogue with the politically deposed oligarchy of the country, to ‘resolve the crisis’ consisting of oligarch media portrayed “Demonstrations” “launched 10 (13) days ago by (100 or so) students who have received backing from some of the country’s fractured opposition groups” (al-Jazerra) AKA that oligarchy with further assistance in the destabilization operation alleged from US diplomats whom Venezuela has ejected from the country “saying they had been recruiting students to take part in violent antigovernment protests.” (NYTimes), and “using a visa program as a cover to meet with youth organizers at private universities “for training, financing and creating youth organizations through which violence is promoted in Venezuela.” (CNN)
Also note Leopoldo Lopez, the Oligarch’s hand-picked opposition leader’s education: John F. Kennedy School of Government, Kenyon College, Harvard University He is a wanted man for allegedly inciting anti-government violence now.
In a way this is a doppelganger of another Caribbean country’s dust-up with the CIA… the Jamaican Michael Manley ‘Socialist’ Vs Edward Seaga ‘Harvard business school’ street war in the late 60s early 70s. The CIA dumped Colt and S&W pistols all over the island in the hands of gangsters to destabilize Manley’s ostensibly Socialist government forcing Manley to put lots of dreadies in ‘gun camps’ in the year before the elections, which DID work as agitprop and Seaga got elected (one term) despite the likelihood that one of those guns was most likely used in the attempted assassination of reggae legend Bob Marley. a Manley supporter.
Seaga didn’t last long… The “Gun Camps” had a longer existence than his prime ministerial career but the camps DID create enough ill-will among Manley’s political base to cause Seaga’s win.
"I remember when we used to sit down in the government yard in Trenchtown…"
That Marley song was about a couple of dreadies who got caught with a CIA delivered Colt, or S&W, sitting in an improvised open air jail in the middle of Trenchtown watching the pretty women go by… Those Venezuelan “student protestors” are the Venezuelan ‘dreadlocked gangsters’.