Chávez says that the IACHR and IACHR Court ought to vanish
He called the organization "abominable" and "rotten"
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said Wednesday evening that both the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR Court) shall cease to exist as they are "unworthy" and are against the interest of the peoples.
Chávez said the IACHR Court was "abominable, rotten and disgraceful," and added that both institutions shall cease to exist as they are not up to the challenges of the new world currently in shape.
During a press release to the national and international press Chávez said that such institutions have "manipulated governments and pressed them. We cannot be manipulated whatsoever. We have our national pride."
The Head of the State said that "the Venezuelan right-wing" and its presidential candidate as well as its spokespersons believe the opposite, instead. "They have even dared to say that the decision (about leaving the IACHR and the IACHR Court) violates the Bolivarian Constitution of Venezuela. They are looking for alleged specialists in international law so as to manipulate."
For his part, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro said that Venezuela will lodge a document with the OAS in order to formalize its withdrawal from the Commission and the Court, and added that the charter of the Organization of American States (OAS) is a different issue. It is still unknown when the document will be delivered, but Maduro informed that after its delivery, Venezuela will be out of the organization in one-year term.
Regarding his health, Chávez said he felt "very well, yet there are some insane speaking on my behalf and referring to my health with a sadist perspective." He said that it was not true that he had been taken to a hospital in Brazil during his visit to the neighboring country.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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."