Suspended Venezuelan minister tries to crash trade meeting
BUENOS AIRES | Venezuela’s foreign minister threatened to enter Argentina’s foreign ministry through a window if necessary Wednesday, but she still didn’t get into a meeting of South American countries that suspended her nation from the Mercosur trade bloc.
Police were forced to intervene after Delcy Rodriguez arrived at Argentina’s foreign ministry and accused other Mercosur members of conspiring against Venezuela. She was allowed to enter the building, but was not allowed to attend the meeting.
Socialist-run Venezuela was suspended from Mercosur earlier this month over what other member nations said was its failure to comply with commitments on human rights.