Chávez, Correa and Morales are pleased with the role played by ALBA
Once again, the Venezuelan President attacked the Inter-American System of Human Rights
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez spoke on the phone with his Bolivian counterpart, Evo Morales, on Wednesday in order to address the 42nd Ordinary Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), which took place in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba, between June 3rd and 5th, 2012.
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez praised the "dignified role that the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) played, in defying the discriminatory and extortive practices of some Inter-American organizations and the double standards of their actions," highlighted the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press release.
Chávez congratulated Correa "for his brave speech at the OAS Assembly defending the true freedom of expression and against the freedom of extortion' that the Inter-American System of Human Rights wants to support."
For his part according to another press release Bolivian President Evo Morales stressed "the important role" played by ALBA's member countries, "speaking up to report the abuses that have been committed by the politicized institutions of the OAS against the peoples of the continent."
Chávez commended Morales because of the "clear and brave opening speech of the Assembly. Morales' speech emphasized the renewal of the so-called Inter-American System of Human Rights, which is summarized in the sentence: if you don't want to preserve human rights in the United States, it is better that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) disappears'.'"
Chávez also spoke with his two counterparts about the denunciation of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) by the ALBA's member countries. They described TIAR's text as dead letter "since in the 80's, the United States contradicted it in practice, backing up the aggression made by an extra-continental power to an American country in the context of the crisis of the Falkland Islands."
Translated by Karen Daza
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."