Venezuela’s UN Security Council bid gains backing

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FILE - In this April 19, 2013 file photo, daughter of the late Hugo Chavez, Maria Gabriela Chavez and Venezuela's newly sworn-in President Nicolas Maduro, join in the singing of their national anthem in the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela. In a July 23, 2014 closed-door meeting July at U.N. headquarters in New York, Venezuela quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a seat on the United Nations Security Council. Maria Gabriela Chavez is Venezuela’s alternate ambassador to the U.N. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela’s socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

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