Maduro proposes creating international alliance with nations close to Russia and China

The President of El Salvador greets Maduro at 2019 inauguration. [Photo: WikiMedia.]

Nicolas Maduro, the president of Venezuela, has proposed creating a new international alliance with nations in Latin America and the Caribbean that would have close ties to Russia and China.

During his annual speech at Venezuela’s parliament on Friday, Maduro said that he had recently spoken with the presidents of Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina about forming a new regional organisation.

According to Maduro, the time has come “to unite efforts and paths in Latin America and the Caribbean to advance in the formation of a powerful bloc of political forces, of economic power that speaks to the world.”

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