President Hugo Chávez Wednesday warned that if the United
States attacks Venezuela to take control of its oil, he would
blow up the oil fields, as the Iraqis did in Kuwait.
Chávez claimed that an invasion to Venezuela is being plotted in the US in order to seize its gas and oil riches, which is denied by Washington, reported Reuters.
"If Venezuela is attacked, we will do the same the Iraqis did, since there would be no alternative left, but to blow up our own oil fields, so they do not take our oil… If we are attacked, there would be no oil for nobody," Chávez said during a working meeting with the Presidents of Bolivia, Uruguay, and Paraguay, Evo Morales, Tabaré Vázquez, and Nicanor Duarte, respectively, in Asunción, Paraguay's capital city.
LOPEZ CASE Socialist International, an international organization that gathers social-democratic and labor parties, has unanimously approved a request for the release of Leopoldo López, the leader of Venezuelan dissenting party Voluntad Popular (People's Will), and opposition former mayors Enzo Scarano and Daniel Ceballos.
HUMAN RIGHTS On December 10, 2009, it only took 15 minutes for the life of Venezuelan Judge María Lourdes Afiuni to change its course.
PRISONS The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) underscored on Thursday Venezuela's duty to prevent unsafe situations inside jails.