Venezuela-Guatemala Cage Fight for Security Council Seat is Over! Panama Wins!?

by Chris Borgen

Huh? Yes, well, as mentioned in the update to my earlier post, observers thought this battle would come to a draw and a compromise candidate would be needed. After 47 rounds of inconclusive voting, that is indeed the case. Originally there was talk of Mexico as a compromise, but Panama received the consensus support in the end.

Actually, the U.S. probably won this one as the main goal was not so much for Guatemala to get the seat but rather for Venezuela not to get it.

I guess oil money can’t buy everything, Hugo… I just hope he doesn’t get crabby and decide to buy another weapons system.

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