CARACAS, Friday December 02, 2011 | Update
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Chávez: Celac will gradually uproot the old, worn OAS

"Celac is born with a new spirit; is a platform for people s economic, political and social development, which is very different from OAS," said the Venezuelan president

Friday December 02, 2011  07:41 AM

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said Thursday that as the years go by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States will uproot the old, worn Organization of American Status (OAS).

"As the years pass, Celac will leave behind the old OAS," Chávez told reporters.

He added that, contrary to the OAS, Celac is a weapon for integration.

"OAS has adopted a new setup. However, it is a toothless, old body. It has been eroded by time. OAS is far from the spirit of our peoples and integration in Latin America. Celac is born with a new spirit; it is a platform for people's economic, political and social development, which is very different from OAS," Chávez noted.

Gagging Twitter users

Pablo Jiménez Guaricuco was summarily dismissed from his Clerk III job at the Autonomous Service of Public Registries and Notaries' Offices (Saren). He read a notice published in a newspaper on November 5 informing the public that he was no longer employed to the Saren. He was sacked despite the fact that he was taking a leave of absence from work due to a work-related accident, and that he enjoyed security of employment under the parental job-immunity privilege. Most probably, the decision was influenced by his role as a union organizer. But what did he do, besides leading protests, to deserve the sack? Well, he allegedly sent off a series of tweets that definitely hurt the sensitivity of the Saren Directorate.

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