The world has only known one aggressive and supremacist government since 19 th century: that of the United States of America. From the very constitution of the nation, U.S government´s policies toward the rest of the Latin American countries, there have been military invasions and coups, subversive and discriminatory plans, shameless exploitation of natural resources and all kinds of attacks promoted by the self-proclaimed government that defends democracy and the freedoms of individuals in and from anywhere in the world. Or should we say the corrupt world police?
Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia
There are few countries whose governments are constantly accused of violating human rights. We could think about North Korea, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela because these are fire targets when talking about what West countries call “elementary liberties” and took by media as the center of dark and inconceivable fabrications.
In the past few days, the OAS 47th General Assembly has been the trending topic on media. The main issue to discuss: the crisis in Venezuela.
And to solve the political and social problem that “affects” the region stability many of the OAS state members tried to pass a resolution to stymie the Constituent Assembly promoted by the Venezuelan government.
Your Excellency Ambassador PATRICK ANDREWS
Chairman of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States.-
We, the undersigned of this communication, all democrat citizens, lovers of peace, social activists and convinced human rights defenders, respectfully hereby address to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States that you chair to alert its members about the vicious intention attempting to talk them over that in Venezuela there is a rupture of the constitutional order, a humanitarian crisis, or any extreme situation that could mislead them to improperly apply the Inter-American Democratic Charter and create conditions to propitiate an armed intervention by the United States, a country that for long has been applying unilateral coercive measures, prohibited under the international law and under the Charter of this Organization.
Most of the Member States of the Organization, represented at this Council, have diplomatic representations in Venezuela, and therefore, they are fully aware that the pretension to sanction our country has no grounds. No deception is possible.
The Venezuelan people decided 18 years ago to undertake its own path from the perspective of participatory democracy – what we call the Bolivarian Revolution. In Venezuela, fundamental freedoms are fully exercised. We have a Government that earmarks the public resources to invest in the people and even more -and that is the reason why we elected it- that has put the people, and not the God Market, at the center of its public policies, so that it may become the protagonist of the economy.
In Venezuela we have the same problems endured by the other countries represented at the Council. The difference is that we possess enormous natural resources and we also had President Hugo Chavez, who raised the banners of socialism, sovereignty, Latin American and Caribbean union, and who vigorously heightened and practiced international solidarity, thus accomplishing the libertarian dreams of Bolivar, the Liberator.
Paradoxically, those who, from Venezuela, have been supporting interventionist ambitions against our homeland are also those who carried out a bloody coup in April 2002. Ever since, they have not changed their intolerant behavior. Instead, they have kept waging a wild Economic War against the people in Venezuela with the aid of their economic and commercial agents. In doing so, they have even managed to make huge profits for themselves. They try to lead the people to a dire situation. They are seeking an internal confrontation. They have failed to succeed because we have President Nicolás Maduro heading the Government. He has been able to face the economic war despite the declining oil prices as he adopted specific measures to ensure the people with access to food and medicines. Further, all social programs encompassed by the Missions and Great Missions which constitute the heart of the Revolution keep on working and achieving their goals.
The president of Bolivia suggestedthat the Washington-based OAS is pursuing a right-wing agenda in the Americas.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said Tuesday that the secretary-general of the Organization of American States, OAS, is biased and doesn’t defend leftist governments in the region that are under attack.
Morales said OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro supports only right-wing governments while attacking left-of-center leaders like Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Last week, Morales criticized Almagro for releasing a letter of support addressed to a head of the Venezuelan opposition, Leopoldo Lopez, a promoter of a recall referendum against Maduro. Lopez led violent protests in 2014 in Venezuela, known as guarimbas, that left 43 people dead and over 800 wounded.
Maduro has repeatedly denounced foreign interference in Venezuela that, according to him, is orchestrated by the United States government, the secretary-general of the OAS and the opposition in Venezuela’s National Assembly, among others.
“Brother Almagro, don’t be a spokesman for the North American empire. To ask for international intervention is a colonial and undemocratic attitude,” Morales said on Aug. 23.
The meeting would seek to issue a joint statement regarding the situation in Venezuela and possibly paving the way for its suspension from the body.
The Argentine mission to the Organization of American States, or OAS, called Monday night for an extraordinary meeting of the organization’s permanent council this Wednesday in order to analyze the political, social and economic situation in Venezuela, a move Caracas has slammed as “foreign intervention.”
According to media reports, the meeting would seek to issue a joint statement regarding the situation in the South American country.
The new Argentine government led by Mauricio Macri has expressed hostile attitudes toward the Venezuelan government over the past few months as the new administration moves the country away from left-wing foreign and domestic policies previously implemented by the Kirchners.
Meanwhile, the head of the OAS, Luis Almagro, has invoked the procedure to open the so-called Democratic Charter against Venezuela, which could lead to the suspension of the country from the bloc.