South American bloc urges help for getting food to Venezuela

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Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodriguez leans in to listen to Ecuador's Foreign Minister's Ricardo Patino after a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 6, 2015. Foreign ministers from the 12-nation Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) met with Venezuelan officials in Caracas, Friday, in hopes of encouraging dialogue between opposition leaders and the socialist administration to head off a political crisis. They are also expected to meet with Venezuela’s opposition coalition. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An association of South American countries on Friday urged the region to help Venezuela keep basic goods on the shelves.