Venezuela gate-crashes meeting with regional powers

Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez, speaks to supporters outside the Argentine Foreign Ministry in Buenos Aires as Mercosur's ministers attend a meeting where Venezuela was not invited, on December 14, 2016Venezuela’s top diplomat turned up uninvited to a meeting of the South America’s Mercosur on Wednesday, despite Caracas’ suspension from the trade bloc for failing to meet democratic and trade standards. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez pushed her way through a crowd of riot police and journalists to enter the Argentine foreign ministry in Buenos Aires where the extraordinary meeting was held. “These (Mercosur) presidents insist Venezuela can’t participate,” she told reporters outside the building.

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