Venezuela wins long coveted – and long denied – UN Security Council seat

October 16, 2014 6:22 PM

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The victory by Venezuela has some Obama administration critics complaining that the president and his diplomatic team didn’t do enough to thwart a hemispheric adversary’s successful bid for a UN Security Council seat.

Washington — Venezuela, the South American country whose socialist-populist government loves to play thorn in the side of the big bad “imperialist” empire to its north, has won a coveted seat on the United Nations Security Council.

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