Several Latin American leaders announced a total rejection to the attacks by the international community that urged action to protect the rebels who are being violated by the government supporters of Muammar Gaddafi.
On one hand, Gaddafi’s main Latin American ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, described the action as “irresponsible” and ”interference” against Libya and called for a “true ceasefire.”Chavez lamented that the UN endorsed the war and that the international community did not accept the peace mediation suggested by his government days ago.
Chavez said: “(…) the hand of the rule is imposed. They want to own the oil from Libya (…)”.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro questioned the usefulness of the Security Council of the UN and said that the “stupid military power of the OTAN is abundant in this world.
Evo Morales, Bolivian president, also said, like his Venezuelan counterpart, that the multinational military intervention in Libya was a pretext of “certain powers” interested in the oil world.
Source: El Universo Newspaper