The opposition-run Bolivian Senate repelled Thursday Venezuelan
President Hugo Chávez's "serious meddling" for his warning
against a "machine-gun Vietnam" if his Bolivian counterpart
Evo Morales were overthrown or killed.
During a plenary session, the Senate passed a resolution to express its "deepest concern and disavowal for the serious interference in Bolivia's internal affairs by the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Don Hugo Chávez Frías," AFP reported.
The Venezuelan ruler kicked up a real rumpus in Bolivia when saying last October 14th during his TV and radio show "Aló, Presidente" that his government "would not be arm folded if the oligarchy succeeded in toppling or assassinating Evo."
During his remarks aired from Cuba, Chávez warned that such event could unleash "the machine-gun Vietnam, the war Vietnam."
LOPEZ CASE The Venezuelan mission at the United Nations in Geneva has sent a notice to the Office of United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR) labeling as "unreasonable" the latter's petition to release Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López.
HUMAN RIGHTS Spanish President Mariano Rajoy and Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, gathered on Wednesday in Madrid. At the meeting, Rajoy expressed his concerns about the detention of the dissenter, whose immediate release was requested by the United Nations in a resolution issued recently.
LOPEZ'S CASE Lilian Tintori, the wife of detained opposition leader Leopoldo López, asserted on Tuesday that "justice is militarized in Venezuela," because the Venezuelan government "has not observed" the resolution issued by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations (UN) asking for the release of her husband.