Sunday, March 06, 2011

Corruption & Illegitimacy

Dear Journalists,

While Hugo Chavez meddles in the Libyan conflict Venezuelan opposition declares his participation as illegitimate, and is concerned about anyone supporting Moammar Gadhafi at this time:

"Un Gobierno que defiende a Gadafi es capaz de lo que sea"

Former United Nations Ambassador Diego Arria and a group representing Venezuelan opposition protested in front of the Embassy of Libya in Caracas on March 4. Ambassador Arria attempted to deliver the following letter to embassy staff, but was asked to mail it in.

Letter from Ambassador Diego Arria

Chavez’s administration seems to operate at will not following Venezuelan Constitution, and international agreements. How long do Venezuelans have to live under abuse of power?

Most likely Hugo Chavez knows that he shall be next as depicted in the following cartoon circulating the Internet:

Ambassador Adolfo Taylhardat wrote article El régimen en el banquillo explaining the Organization of American States’ hearings to restore former Caracas Mayor Leopoldo Lopez’s and others the ability to run for public office.

Hmmm, just reading through the OAS treaty it seems that Hugo Chavez is breaking a list of those laws:

HRF Files Amicus Brief with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; Court’s Decision Could Set Precedent for Protecting Political Rights

March 1, 2011

Venezuelans need the aid from world leaders, and the International Court of Justice, to resolve abuse of power in Venezuela and restore democracy.


Maru Angarita
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