Impatience growing over Venezuela's attitude to crisis: Kerry

MEXICO CITY Wed May 21, 2014 3:22pm EDT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pauses on the tarmac before boarding his plane at Andrews Air Force Base May 21, 2014, en route to Mexico. REUTERS/Carolyn Kaster/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pauses on the tarmac before boarding his plane at Andrews Air Force Base May 21, 2014, en route to Mexico.

Credit: Reuters/Carolyn Kaster/Pool

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Impatience with Venezuela's government is growing over its "total failure" to demonstrate good faith in talks over resolving the crisis there, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.

Addressing the media during a visit to Mexico City, Kerry said he hoped that sanctions on Venezuela would not be necessary but that "all options remain on the table".

Since anti-government demonstrations began in Venezuela in February, 42 people have been killed and more than 800 injured. About 3,000 people have also been arrested, with more than 200 still behind bars.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Dave Graham)

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RonHG wrote:
Why the US can’t keep its face out of other countries’ affairs is an impossibility. There would be no need for the all too common sanctions, if only Kerry and his masters stopped fomenting the divisions amongst the people.

It’s amazing to see the duplicity and hypocrisy of the US. They barely try to hide it any more.

May 21, 2014 4:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RonHG wrote:
Why the US can’t keep its face out of other countries’ affairs is an impossibility. There would be no need for the all too common sanctions, if only Kerry and his masters stopped fomenting the divisions amongst the people.

It’s amazing to see the duplicity and hypocrisy of the US. They barely try to hide it any more.

May 21, 2014 4:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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