Sunday, July 09, 2006

Venezuela's Political Disaster - July 9, 2006

Dear Journalists,

Chavez will be traveling to Pyongyang in the near future to perhaps meet with his new "friend" Kim Jong Il. Is Chavez planning on buying missiles from North Korea? Or is he arranging to have North Korea launch missiles on his behalf?

Below please find quote from Sean McCormack, U.S, Department spokesman commenting on Chavez's travel plans.


"The rest of the world is condemning what North Korea has done, and Chávez is talking about going to North Korea." Chávez' plans to visit North Korea "shows precisely that he and his behavior are not in line with the rest of the world."US Department of State Spokesman Sean McCormack said in reference to the missile tests conducted in the Asian country this week:
Concerning human rights matters, the Organization of American States has issued a letter complaining about freedom of speech in Venezuela. Would Chavez listen to the OAS?
The OAS Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression sent a letter to the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry to remind that under the Inter American Convention "the right to freedom of expression cannot be restricted through indirect ways or means, such as abusive official controls, abuse of the radio electric spectrum or any other means intended to prevent both communication and the broadcast of ideas and opinions." The communiqué follows a Chávez order to review TV broadcasting licenses.

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