Venezuela's potential withdrawal from IACHR is "serious"
According to Venezuela Awaraness Foundation, President Hugo Chávez's administration "has violated human rights on alarming levels"
Venezuela Awaraness Foundation in a communiqué voiced concern about the request made by President Hugo Chávez concerning the setup of a State Council to ponder on Venezuela's pullout of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
In the opinion of the Venezuelan human rights advocate based in Miami, the statement is "very serious," as it deems it that President Chávez's administration defrauds the Constitution one more time.
"His government has violated human rights on alarming levels and this potential withdrawal from the Inter-American System, in addition to fueling impunity, could leave unprotected and forsaken the victims who resort to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights asking for justice," they reasoned.
The decision made by the Venezuelan leader "does not take us unawares," the NGO director Patricia Andrade commented.
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.