Saturday, December 19, 2009

Venezuelans need help to restore democracy!

Dear Journalists,

The following video of Panama’s Ambassador Guillermo Cochez to the Organization of American States has been circulating the Internet for the last few days. Amb. Cochez speaks clearly about what is wrong in Latin America criticizing infamous Hugo Chavez’s abuses and urges that democracy be restored:

The following is Thor Halvorssen's press release from the Human Rights Foundation.

Victory: Inter-American Court Rules Against Venezuela in the Case of Francisco Usón, HRF’s First Prisoner of Conscience

NEW YORK (December 17, 2009) – On November 20, 2009, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) found the Venezuelan government responsible of violating the human rights of Francisco Usón Ramirez, a former Venezuelan army general convicted of slander and imprisoned in 2004 for expressing concern about human rights violations in Venezuela. His was the first case taken by the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), in December of 2006.

Please click on the link below to continue reading this article:

Next is link to opinion article El (triste) espectáculo continua written by Ambassador Adolfo Taylhardat explaining the pathetic situation with ousted Manuel Zelaya from Honduras:

Venezuelans need help to restore democracy!


Maru Angarita

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