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Several Latin American leaders cheer Sunday's vote

By Xinhua in Mexico City, Mexico ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-07-08 07:54:42

Latin American governments celebrated Greece's landslide rejection of a European Union bailout offer that required continued austerity measures.

Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina and Nicaragua hailed the Greeks' overwhelming vote against the EU plan in a referendum as a clear protest against neoliberal financial policies and the developing world's resulting debt burden.

Cuban President Raul Castro congratulated Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a brief letter dated July 5, saying "the result shows the majority of the Greek people support the brave policy of the government that you lead".

Several Latin American leaders cheer Sunday's vote

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