Chávez weighs Venezuela's pullout of the IACHR
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez requested the establishment "at the earliest possible" of a State Council to delve into the subject and submit a report with its recommendations
During the enactment of the Labor Organic Law, Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez disclosed the setup of a State Council to ascertain in the possibility of leaving the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
"I will request the establishment of a State Council to analyze this subject and I have asked Dr. José Vicente Rangel and Luis Brito García to join it," the Head of State commented in an obligatory simultaneous broadcast from Miraflores presidential palace.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."