IACHR hopes Venezuela to rethink withdrawal
We could see the reemergence of dramatic situations in the region, the president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) noted
Referring to the Venezuelan Government decision to denounce the convention in November 2012, Orozco said in an interview published by Mexican newspaper La Jornada that there were "double standards" in the Commission with respect to Venezuela.
Orozco underscored that it is vital that the 35 States ratify or join the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights.
Although the conditions across Latin America are different from those of the 1970s, Orozco Henríquez warned against the reemergence of actions violating human rights upon the breach of the constitutional democratic order, absence of free and regular elections, and state of emergency.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Let us start by looking at what appears to be a discrepancy in figures. According to official statistics, the number of Venezuelans contracting HIV/AIDS every year amounts to 11,699; and as per Ministry of Health figures 43,805 people receive free antiretroviral medications. But Jhonatan Rodríguez, the president of ONG StopVIH, claims that these figures date back to March 2012, and that they are quoted as current figures.