Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (C) gestures towards supporters during a campaign rally in Cabimas in the state of Zulia September 30, 2012. Chavez is seeking re-election in an October 7 presidential vote. (Photo : Reuters)
Venezuela’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Jorge Valero Briceño, is scheduled to speak today at the United Nations General Assembly during the last evening session of the 67th session of the General Debate.
Venezuela is currently in the middle of election season, with the presidential election scheduled for next Sunday, October 7. In the past Venezuela has proven to be a General Debate highlight, with President Hugo Chavez suggesting that former U.S. President George W. Bush was “the devil” and overall making comments against the United States.
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The Latin American country is expected to make comments on the economic crisis and the role the U.S. has played in that. Venezuela may also discuss issues concerning the Middle East, particularly Iran and Syria. In the past, Venezuela has declared its allegiance to Iran and has denounced Israel for its continued efforts to derail Iran’s nuclear enrichment program.
Venezuela is scheduled to be the penultimate speaker during the last day of the General Debate. The General Assembly convened 193 nations over the past few days for the 67th session of the General Debate.